- (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.
- 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.
- Agent noun of wage; one who wages.
- (intransitive, figuratively) To suppose; to dare say.
"I'll wager that Johnson knows something about all this."
- (transitive) To bet something; to put it up as collateral
"I'd wager my boots on it."