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Meaning of WAGER

Pronunciation:  'weyjur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
  2. [n]  the money risked on a gamble
  3. [v]  maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
  4. [v]  stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"

WAGER is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: bet, bet, bet, bet, play, stake, stakes
 See Also: ante, anticipate, back, back, bet on, bet on, call, daily double, exacta, forebode, foretell, gage, gage, gamble, gamble, gambling, game, game, gaming, jackpot, kitty, parimutuel, perfecta, place bet, play, pool, pot, predict, prognosticate, promise, punt, punt, raise, see, stake, stake, superfecta



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wa"ger\, n.
    {Wagering, or gambling}, {contract}. A contract which is of
       the nature of wager. Contracts of this nature include
       various common forms of valid commercial contracts, as
       contracts of insurance, contracts dealing in futures,
       options, etc. Other wagering contracts and bets are now
       generally made illegal by statute against betting and
       gambling, and wagering has in many cases been made a
       criminal offence. Wages \Wa"ges\, n. pl. (Theoretical
    The share of the annual product or national dividend which
    goes as a reward to labor, as distinct from the remuneration
    received by capital in its various forms. This economic or
    technical sense of the word wages is broader than the current
    sense, and includes not only amounts actually paid to
    laborers, but the remuneration obtained by those who sell the
    products of their own work, and the wages of superintendence
    or management, which are earned by skill in directing the
    work of others.
  2. \Wa"ger\, n. [OE. wager, wajour, OF. wagiere, or wageure,
    E. gageure. See {Wage}, v. t.]
    1. Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a
       contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a
             Besides these plates for horse races, the wagers may
             be as the persons please.             --Sir W.
             If any atheist can stake his soul for a wager
             against such an inexhaustible disproportion, let him
             never hereafter accuse others of credulity.
    2. (Law) 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. --Bouvier.
    Note: At common law a wager is considered as a legal contract
          which the courts must enforce unless it be on a subject
          contrary to public policy, or immoral, or tending to
          the detriment of the public, or affecting the interest,
          feelings, or character of a third person. In many of
          the United States an action can not be sustained upon
          any wager or bet. --Chitty. --Bouvier.
    3. That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
    {Wager of battel}, or {Wager of battle} (O. Eng. Law), the
       giving of gage, or pledge, for trying a cause by single
       combat, formerly allowed in military, criminal, and civil
       causes. In writs of right, where the trial was by
       champions, the tenant produced his champion, who, by
       throwing down his glove as a gage, thus waged, or
       stipulated, battle with the champion of the demandant,
       who, by taking up the glove, accepted the challenge. The
       wager of battel, which has been long in disuse, was
       abolished in England in 1819, by a statute passed in
       consequence of a defendant's having waged his battle in a
       case which arose about that period. See {Battel}.
    {Wager of law} (Law), the giving of gage, or sureties, by a
       defendant in an action of debt, that at a certain day
       assigned he would take a law, or oath, in open court, that
       he did not owe the debt, and at the same time bring with
       him eleven neighbors (called compurgators), who should
       avow upon their oaths that they believed in their
       consciences that he spoke the truth.
    {Wager policy}. (Insurance Law) See under {Policy}.
  3. \Wa"ger\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wagered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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
          And wagered with him Pieces of gold 'gainst this which
          he wore.                                 --Shak.
  4. \Wa"ger\, v. i.
    To make a bet; to lay a wager.
          'T was merry when You wagered on your angling. --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you won a wager means good fortune coming your way. Dreaming that you lost a wager means misfortune and losses. Dreaming that you are making a wager indicates dishonesty.