1275–1325; Middle English wajour, wager solemn pledge < Anglo-French wageure, equivalent to wage(r) to pledge (see wage) + -ure -ure (Source: dictionary.com)
Middle English (also in the sense ‘solemn pledge’): from Anglo-Norman French wageure, from wager ‘to wage’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Wagered
- something risked or staked on an uncertain event; bet:
- the act of betting.
- the subject or terms of a bet.
- Early English Law. a pledge to make good one's cause by the supporting oaths of others or by battle.
- an agreement or pledge to pay an amount of money as a result of the outcome of an unsettled matter
- an amount staked on the outcome of such a matter or event
- wager of battle (in medieval Britain) a pledge to do battle for a cause, esp to decide guilt or innocence by single combat
- wager of law English legal history a form of trial in which the accused offered to make oath of his innocence, supported by the oaths of 11 of his neighbours declaring their belief in his statements
verb (used with object)
- to risk (something) on the outcome of a contest or any uncertain event or matter; bet.
- History/Historical. to pledge oneself to (battle) for the decision of a cause.
verb (used without object)
- to make or offer a wager; bet.
- (when tr, may take a clause as object) to risk or bet (something) on the outcome of an unsettled matter
- (tr) history to pledge oneself to (battle)
- Risk (a sum of money or valued item) against someone else's on the basis of the outcome of an unpredictable event; bet.
- Used to express certainty.
- An act of betting a sum of money on the outcome of an unpredictable event.
- : something (such as a sum of money) risked on an uncertain event : stake
- : something on which bets are laid : gamble do a stunt as a wager
- : an act of giving a pledge to take and abide by the result of some action
- : to make a bet
- : to risk or venture on a final outcome
Example sentences for Wagered
- Bettors placed over $9 million on California Chrome, the most wagered on any single horse to win the Belmont Stakes.
- When he had no money he wagered his allowance of cigarettes or his share of the daily jam ration.
- One day my mother wanted some shoe buttons and we wagered that she could not buy them unaided.
- I looked at Mr. Pike and wagered to myself that half-a-dozen like him could master that stubborn foresail.
- A few days ago I wagered him a quarter that 133 he could not close his lips and keep them so three minutes.
- Incredibly large sums, in proportion to the means of the gamblers, are wagered on the result.
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