(v. t.) Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. i.) To make a bet; to lay a wager.
(1) Not everybody has the luxury of being able to earn 20% less, but I wager more people could than do now.
(2) After the first-leg games, an unnamed punter wagered £5 on a four-fold bet, predicting the scores of four of the second legs .
(3) Not that, I'll wager: he's jsut shanked it way over.
(4) "Come on, Dorothy," murmured a man who one wagered had never spoken with the lady, "now's your chance!"
(5) And jolly stylish they are too, I'd wager my Guardian store-bought hat on it.)
(6) However, as traders and city economists wagered that the London mayor’s intervention had raised the probability of a leave vote in June’s EU referendum, high-profile business figures threw their support behind prime minister David Cameron’s push to stay in the EU .
(7) The first bet is economic, wagering that confidence and demand in the economy are high enough to withstand an abrupt withdrawal of public money.
(8) Ministers are considering a limit between £50 and £100 – although Lib Dems remain unhappy that this would still be much higher than the £16 every 20 seconds punters can wager in arcades, and £5 limit in casinos.
(9) In fact, I’d wager most voters could tell you immediately whether or not Cooper and Kendall are parents, with all the attendant stereotypes on both sides, but probably wouldn’t be able to answer the same question for Burnham and Corbyn.
(10) "Money wagered by sumo wrestlers must not be allowed to end up being used to fund gang activities," it said in an editorial.
(11) Sure, this particular situation in Malawi looks to be a mess, but I'd wager it has far more complexities than mere celebrity presence, even one as powerful as Madonna's.
(12) Presenting his emergency budget yesterday, George Osborne made two enormous wagers, while pulling off two important tactical victories.
(13) Agency: Grey London Director: Marcus Söderlund Crabbie's Grand National: "O'Callaghan and Blake" (Starts at 02:59) – UK This big, loud, adrenaline-fuelled trail (appropriately soundtracked by speedpunk band Cerebral Ballzy) offers a representation of the first steeplechase event ever recorded, which apparently came about as a result of a wager in 1752 between two fiery chaps named Cornelius O'Callaghan and Edmund Blake.
(14) The single season in Cologne added 21 goals to that tally, 14 by Klaus and seven by Thomas, so I'd wager that with 91 goals between them they're one of the most successful brotherly strikeforces."
(15) I’d wager that a millionaire in Cairo, living in a plush, spacious home, travelling in air-conditioned luxury, would be less stressed out by their environment than a taxi driver or a beggar struggling to feed their family.
(16) A woman who was temporarily spared death by firing squad last year remains on death row in Indonesia with her life precariously wagered on an slow-moving court case.
(17) Chris Evans (@achrisevans) To save you spending your hard earned cash on speculative wagers.
(18) On Tuesday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo and California governor Jerry Brown placed what the former called a “friendly wager” on the outcome.
(19) Tomislav Ivkovic - who saved notorious Maradona's penalty that included a pre-match wager between two of them - wasn't playing in Yugoslavian league either (Sporting Lisbon) and there were suggestions that Ivica Osim should have put someone from Yugoslav league between the sticks.
(20) And the liberal wager is that Orthodox, Islamic and Asian societies can transform themselves too.