see also: BET, Bet
Pronunciation Noun

bet (plural bets)

  1. 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).
    Dylan owes Fletcher $30 from an unsuccessful bet.
  2. A degree of certainty.
    It’s a safe bet that it will rain tomorrow.
    It’s an even bet that Jim will come top of the maths test tomorrow.
Translations Translations
  • German: Bestimmtheit
  • Portuguese: aposta

bet (bets, present participle betting; past and past participle bet)

  1. To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event; to wager.
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
      John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head.
    • I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it.
  2. To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.
    You bet!
  3. (poker) 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.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: apostar
  • Russian: быть уверенным
  • Spanish: apostar
Translations Interjection
  1. ngd Expression of general agreement or acceptance.
  2. ngd Exclamation indicating acceptance of a challenge or an absurd proposal.
  3. ngd Exclamation of joy at good fortune.


  1. Alternative form of beth
  1. (knitting) between

  1. (analytical chemistry) An adsorption technique used to measure the specific surface area of a solid, typically using nitrogen gas at a temperature of 77 K.

Proper noun
  1. A diminutive of the female name Elizabeth.
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