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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
To put something up as collateral
Agent noun of wage; one who wages

Hatshepsut was no wager of wars, no bloodstained conqueror.

Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge
That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet
{v} to bet
{n} a bet, an offer upon oath
To make a bet; to lay a wager
If you wager on the result of a horse race, football match, or other event, you give someone a sum of money which they give you back with extra money if the result is what you predicted, or which they keep if it is not. Just because people wagered on the Yankees did not mean that they liked them Golfers had wagered a good deal of money on Nick Faldo winning the championship. = bet, gamble Wager is also a noun. There have been various wagers on certain candidates since the Bishop announced his retirement
{f} bet; gamble
stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
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 bet
the money risked on a gamble
the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
{i} bet, something staked; gamble, venture
If you say that you will wager that something is the case, you mean you are confident that it is the case. She was willing to wager that he didn't own the apartment he lived in = bet. an agreement in which you win or lose money according to the result of something such as a race = bet (wageure, from wagier; WAGE)
A matter bet on; a gamble
A bet
maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
Something staked on an uncertain outcome
Pascal's wager
An argument for theism formulated by Blaise Pascale maintaining that belief in God poses less risk if God does not exist than does eternal damnation for the atheist if God does exist
An amount wagered
Present participle of wager

gerundial noun His repeated wagerings of his allowances led him to ruin.

A wager
Henry Wager Halleck
born Jan. 16, 1815, Westernville, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 9, 1872, Louisville, Ky. Union officer during the American Civil War. A graduate of West Point, he was commissioned in the engineers and sent on a tour of military facilities in Europe (1844), after which he wrote a textbook on war (1846) that became widely used. In 1861 he became supreme commander of Union forces in the western theatre and hurriedly organized large volunteer armies, though the military successes of the following spring were largely due to subordinate generals such as Ulysses S. Grant and John Pope. In 1862 he was appointed general in chief of Union forces, but subsequent reverses in Virginia and conflict with his subordinates and with the secretary of war Edwin M. Stanton resulted in his replacement by Grant in 1864
Pascal's wager
An argument according to which belief in God is rational whether or not God exists, since falsely believing that God exists leads to no harm whereas falsely believing that God does not exist may lead to eternal damnation. Practical argument for belief in God formulated by Blaise Pascal. In his Pensées (1657-58), Pascal posed the following argument to show that belief in the Christian religion is rational: If the Christian God does not exist, the agnostic loses little by believing in him and gains correspondingly little by not believing. If the Christian God does exist, the agnostic gains eternal life by believing in him and loses an infinite good by not believing. William James objected to the argument that it supported belief in any religion that promised an eternal afterlife. Others have objected that though the argument does give one a reason for believing in the Christian God, it does not make that belief "rational" in the proper sense
Hazarding; pertaining to the act of one who wagers
Third-person singular indicative present tense of to wager
plural of wager