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Meaning of GAMBLE

Pronunciation:  'gambul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a risky act or venture
  2. [n]  money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  3. [v]  play games for money
  4. [v]  take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

GAMBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: adventure, chance, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances
 See Also: assay, attempt, bet, bet, danger, dice, essay, long shot, luck it, luck through, peril, play, raise, risk, seek, shoot craps, speculation, stake, stakes, try, venture, wager, wager



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gam"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gambled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gambling}.] [Dim. of game. See 2d {Game}.]
    To play or game for money or other stake.
  2. \Gamble\, v. t.
    To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.
    ``Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their
    estates.'' --Ames.
  3. \Gam"ble\, n.
    An act of gambling; a transaction or proceeding involving
    gambling; hence, anything involving similar risk or
    uncertainty. [Colloq.]
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