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Wager meaning

wager - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.
  2. 2. To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some casualty; to lay; to stake; to bet.
  3. 3. To make a bet; to lay a wager.
  4. 4. Something staked on an issue; bet.
  5. 5. To stake on an issue.

wager - examples of usage

  1. When the third day was almost expired and Forgoll had presented himself ready to claim the wager, there was heard coming in the distance the one whom Mongan awaited. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. The wager was mutually agreed to, and our two men set out for Paris by different routes. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  3. I'll wager the first thing you do mornings is to roll a smoke; eh? - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
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