Definitions for: Gamble


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Gamble, v. t.
To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.
``Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their
estates.'' --Ames.


Gam"ble, n.
An act of gambling; a transaction or proceeding involving
gambling; hence, anything involving similar risk or
uncertainty. [Colloq.]

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

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