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Meaning of SWEEPSTAKE

Pronunciation:  'sweep`steyk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants
 

SWEEPSTAKE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sweepstakes
 
 See Also: drawing, lottery

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sweep"stake`\, n.
1. A winning of all the stakes or prizes. --Heylin.

2. A complete removal or carrying away; a clean sweep. [Obs.]
   --Bp. Hacket.

 

 

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