Wager

Noun

  • (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.

Verb

  • (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."

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