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bet at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bet at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1592, probably aphetic of abet, or from beet "to make good," from O.E. b?itan "make better, arouse, stimulate," from P.Gmc. *baitjanan. First surfaced in argot of petty criminals. The original notion is perhaps to "improve" a contest by wagering on it. Used since 1852 in various Amer.Eng. slang assertions (cf. you bet "be assured," 1857). ///

bet at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S1 v past tense and past participle bet present participle betting //
1 [I and T] to risk money on the result of a race, game, competition, or other future event: gamble// --How much do you want to bet?// bet (sb) that// --He bet me [hA124]10 that I wouldn't do it.// bet (sth) on sth// --She bet all her money on a horse that came last.// bet against// --I wouldn't bet against him winning the championship this year.//
2 I bet: I'll bet // spoken // a) used to say that you are fairly sure that something is true, something is happening etc, although you cannot prove this// --I bet Nigel's sitting at home now laughing his head off.// --Bet you wish you'd arrived earlier.// --I bet you she won't come.// b) used to show that you understand or can imagine the situation that someone has just told you about// --'God, I was so angry.' 'I bet you were.'// --'It makes things much easier.' 'Yeah, I'll bet it does.'// c) used to show that you do not believe what someone has just told you// --'I'm definitely going to give up smoking this time.' 'Yeah, I bet!'//
3 you bet!: spoken used to emphasize that you agree with someone or are keen to do what they suggest// --'Going to the party on Saturday?' ' You bet!'//
4 you (can) bet your life/your bottom dollar: spoken used when you are sure that you know what someone will do or what will happen// --You can bet your bottom dollar he won't be back.//
5 (do you) want to bet?/wanna bet?: spoken used to say that you think something that someone has just said is not true or not likely to happen// --'I'm sure Tom'll be here soon.' 'Wanna bet?'//
6 don't bet on it: I wouldn't bet on it // spoken used to say that you do not think something is likely to happen// --He said he'd finish by tomorrow, but I wouldn't bet on it.//
bet 2 n [C] [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Perhaps from abet 'support, help' (14-16 centuries), from abet 'to help']//
1 an agreement to risk money on the result of a race, game etc or on something happening, or the money that you risk: --a [hA124]50 bet// bet on// --A few of us had a bet on who'd get married first.// place/put/lay a bet // --We placed bets on three horses.// --Bookmakers are already taking bets on the outcome.// win/lose a bet // --If he scores now, I'll win my bet.//
2 your best bet: spoken used when advising someone what to do// --Your best bet is to put an advert in the local newspaper.// --The train might be a better bet.//
3 a good/safe bet: an action or situation that is likely to be successful or does not involve much risk// --If you're looking for long-term growth, the government's own saving certificates are a pretty good bet.// hedge your bets at hedge2 (2)//
4 it's a safe/sure/fair bet (that): spoken used to say that something seems almost certain// --I think it's a pretty safe bet that he'll get the job.//
5 my bet: spoken used when saying what you expect to happen in the future// --My bet is he'll be back this time next week.//
6 do sth for a bet: to do something stupid, dangerous etc to win money from someone or to prove that you can do it// --He climbed the tree for a bet.//

BET at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Frieden e. V.First In, First Out (Speicher)First

bet at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

bad, badge

bet at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "bet":
ante, ante up, back, bet on, book, call, chunk, cover, fade,
gamble, game, handbook, hazard, lay, lay a wager, lay down,
make a bet, make book, meet a bet, parlay, pass, play,
play against, plunge, pot, predict, prognosticate, punt, put on,
risk, see, set, shot, stake, stand pat, take a chance, wager

Bet at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bet \Bet\, n. [Prob. from OE. abet abetting, OF. abet, fr.
abeter to excite, incite. See {Abet}.]
That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two
parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue;
the act of giving such a pledge; a wager. ``Having made his
bets.'' --Goldsmith.

Bet \Bet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bet}, {Betted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to

John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on
his head. --Shak.

I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it. --O. W.

Bet \Bet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bet}, {Betted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to

John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on
his head. --Shak.

I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it. --O. W.

Bet \Bet\,
imp. & p. p. of {Beat}. [Obs.]

Bet \Bet\, a. & adv.
An early form of {Better}. [Obs.]

{To go bet}, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

bet at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the money risked on a gamble [syn: {stake}, {stakes}, {wager}]
2: the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet" [syn: {wager}]
[also: {betting}, {betted}]

v 1: maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be
there!" [syn: {wager}]
2: stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new
horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse" [syn:
{wager}, {play}]
3: have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help
you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You
can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of
crisis" [syn: {count}, {depend}, {look}, {calculate}, {reckon}]
[also: {betting}, {betted}]

bet at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » BET|bèt|Bet



* Inter: IPA » /ˈbɛt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"bEt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bet.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛt

    Etymology 1

    From 16th century criminal slang, likely from Inter: term » abet|lang=en or Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » bætan|lang=ang||to make better.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event).
    1. : Dylan owes Fletcher $30 from an unsuccessful bet.
    2. A degree of certainty.
    3. : It’s a safe bet that it will rain tomorrow.
    4. : It’s an even bet that Jim will come top of the maths test tomorrow
      Inter: trans-top » a wager

  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|trabes
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|бас, Inter: t+ » bg|облог|m
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|aposta|f
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|sázka|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|væddemål|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|weddenschap|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|veto
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|veto
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pari
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|სანაძლეო|sc=Geor|tr=sanajleo, Inter: t- » ka|ნაძლევი|sc=Geor|tr=najlevi
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Wette|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|στοίχημα|n|tr=stoíchima
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|eqquiniut
  • Hebrew: התערבות (hitarvut) {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|fogadás
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|scommessa|f
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|gageaille|f
    • Latvian: likme {{f}}
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|veddemål|n
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zakład|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|aposta
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ставка|f|tr=stávka, Inter: t+ » ru|заклад|m|tr=zaklád
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|opklada|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|stava|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|apuesta
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|vad|n
    • Telugu: పంతం (pantam)
    • Inter: trreq » Turkish

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » A degree of certainty
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|waarschijnlijkheid|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mahdollisuus

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Bestimmtheit|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|aposta|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » wuu:
    • : Suzhou dialect: ruán-tondæ

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » bets|betting|bet or betted
  • To agree that payment be made to the successful forecaster of the result of an event (usually sporting) by the other party in the agreement. To make a guess about the outcome of an event.
    1. To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.
    2. : You bet!
    3. Inter: poke » r To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.
      Derived terms
      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from bet (verb)

  • bet one's boots

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • bet one's bottom dollar

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • bet the farm

  • Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To make a guess about the outcome of an event
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|راهن|tr=raahana
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|apustu egin
    • Breton: Inter: t- » br|klaoustreañ
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|обзалагам се, Inter: t- » bg|басирам се
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|apostar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|打賭|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|打赌|tr=dǎdǔ|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vsadit, Inter: t- » cs|vsadit se
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|vædde
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gokken, Inter: t+ » nl|wedden
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|veti
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|lyödä vetoa, Inter: t- » fi|veikata
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|parier
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|დანიძლავება|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|wetten
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ποντάρω|tr=pontáro, Inter: t+ » el|στοιχηματίζω|tr=stoichimatízo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|התערב|tr=hit'arév
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|taruh
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|scommettere
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|賭ける (かける, kakeru)
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|gagi, Inter: tø » roa-jer|pathier
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|derēt
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|vedde
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|postawić, Inter: t+ » pl|zakładać się
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|apostar
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|биться об заклад|tr=bít'sja ob zaklád, Inter: t+ » ru|держать пари|tr=deržát' parí
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|staviť, Inter: t- » sk|vsadiť, Inter: t- » sk|stávkovať
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|staviti
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|apostar
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|slå vad
  • Inter: trreq » Turkish

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To be sure of something
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|сигурен съм
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|apostar
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vsadit se
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|er op kunnen rekenen, Inter: t- » nl|er van op aan kunnen
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|būt pārliecinātam

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|vedde på
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|stawiać na
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|быть уверенным
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|staviť sa
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|apostar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To place money into the pot in poker
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|satsa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » id: bertaruh
    • Inter: ttbc » lv: nosaukt likmi
    • Inter: ttbc » wuu:
    • : Suzhou dialect: ruánl tondæ

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » he Inter: term » בית|tr=béyt


    Inter: en-noun » ?
  • Inter: alternative form of » beth

    Etymology 3

    Inter: abbreviatio » n

    Inter: en-abb » r

  • Inter: knittin » g between
    1. 1998, Kristin Nicholas, Knitting the New Classics (page 63)
    2. : insert right-hand needle bet 2 sts just knitted

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    Crimean Tatar


  • face
    1. side, direction
    2. page


      Inter: crh-latin-noun » niñ|ke|ni|te|ten


      * yüz, çıray (face)

  • saife (page)


    * Inter: R:Useinov-Mireev 200 » 2

  • Category: Category:Crimean Tatar nouns -



    Inter: head » lv|conjunction
  • but

  • Lithuanian


    * Inter: IPA » bʲɛt|lang=lt


    Inter: head » lt|conjunction|head=bèt
  • but

  • Lojban


    Inter: jbo-rafs » i
  • Inter: rafsi of » betri

  • Middle Dutch


    * Inter: IPA » lang=dum|/bet/

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » odt|dum Inter: term » bit|lang=odt.Inter: rfe » Is this bi+met?|lang=dum


    Inter: head » dum|preposition
  • with, together with
    1. with, by means of, using
      * Inter: l » dum|met

      Etymology 2


      Inter: dum-adv » cat2=adverb comparative forms

  • Inter: alternative form of » bat|lang=dum

    Etymology 3

    From Inter: term » bi|lang=dum + Inter: term » te|lang=dum. Compare Middle High German Inter: term » biz|lang=gmh (German Inter: term » bis|lang=de).


    Inter: head » dum|preposition

  • Inter: rare » lang=dum up to

  • Norwegian

    Alternative forms

    * Inter: l » no|beit


    Inter: head » no|verb form
  • Inter: form of » past tense|bite|lang=no

  • Old English


    From Inter: etyl » gem-pro|ang Inter: recons » batiz|lang=gem-pro.


    Inter: head » ang|adverb
  • better
    1. rather

    Old Irish


    Inter: head » sga|verb form|head=·bet
  • Inter: conjugation of » attá|at·tá|3|p|pres|sub|conjunct|lang=sga

  • Spanish


    Inter: head » es|noun|g=f
  • beth; the Hebrew letter ב

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    Inter: head » sv|verb form
  • Inter: sv-verb-form-past » bita

  • Tok Pisin


    Inter: etyl » en|tpi Inter: term » bed


    Inter: head » tpi|noun
  • bed.

  • Volapük


    Inter: vo-nou » n
  • flower bed


    Inter: vo-decl-nou » n

  • Translation: br » bet
    Translation: cs » bet
    Translation: de » bet
    Translation: et » bet
    Translation: el » bet
    Translation: es » bet
    Translation: eo » bet
    Translation: eu » bet
    Translation: fa » bet
    Translation: fr » bet
    Translation: gl » bet
    Translation: ko » bet
    Translation: hr » bet
    Translation: io » bet
    Translation: id » bet
    Translation: it » bet
    Translation: kn » bet
    Translation: ku » bet
    Translation: lv » bet
    Translation: lt » bet
    Translation: li » bet
    Translation: hu » bet
    Translation: mg » bet
    Translation: ml » bet
    Translation: my » bet
    Translation: nl » bet
    Translation: ja » bet
    Translation: no » bet
    Translation: pl » bet
    Translation: pt » bet
    Translation: ru » bet
    Translation: sm » bet
    Category: simple:bet -
    Translation: fi » bet
    Translation: sv » bet
    Translation: ta » bet
    Translation: tt » bet
    Translation: te » bet
    Translation: tr » bet
    Translation: tk » bet
    Translation: uk » bet
    Translation: vi » bet
    Translation: vo » bet
    Translation: zh » bet

    BET at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.

    Inter: initialis » m

  • Inter: analytical chemistr » y A nitrogen adsorption technique used to measure the specific surface area of a solid.
  • bèt at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bet

    Haitian Creole


    From Inter: etyl » fr|ht Inter: term » bête||beast, animal|lang=fr. 


    Inter: head » ht|noun
  • beast
    1. animal


      * animal

  • zannimo

  • Translation: fr » bèt
    Translation: lt » bèt
    Translation: mg » bèt
    Translation: ru » bèt
    Translation: tr » bèt

    Bet at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bet|BET|bèt


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A diminutive of Elizabeth.

    Related terms

    * Bets
    • Betsy
    • Betty

    Translation: fr » Bet
    Translation: id » Bet
    Translation: pl » Bet