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Meaning of SWEEPSTAKES

Pronunciation:  'sweep`steyks

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

SWEEPSTAKES is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sweepstake
 
 See Also: drawing, lottery

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sweep"stakes`\, n.
1. A winning of all the stakes or prizes; a sweepstake.

2. sing. or pl. The whole money or other things staked at a
   horse race, a given sum being put up for each horse, all
   of which goes to the winner, or is divided among several,
   as may be previously agreed.

3. A race for all the sums staked or prizes offered.

 

 

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