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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bet]
    • /bɛt/
    • /ˈbet/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bet]
    • /bɛt/

Definitions of bet word

  • verb bet If you bet on the result of a horse race, football game, or other event, you give someone a sum of money which they give you back with extra money if the result is what you predicted, or which they keep if it is not. 3
  • verb bet Bet is also a noun. 3
  • countable noun bet A bet is a sum of money which you give to someone when you bet. 3
  • verb bet If someone is betting that something will happen, they are hoping or expecting that it will happen. 3
  • noun bet an agreement between two parties that a sum of money or other stake will be paid by the loser to the party who correctly predicts the outcome of an event 3
  • noun bet the money or stake risked 3

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Origin of bet

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
1585-95; perhaps special use of obsolete bet better, in phrase the bet the advantage, i.e., the odds

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Parts of speech for Bet


bet popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

bet usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for bet

verb bet

  • speculate — to engage in thought or reflection; meditate (often followed by on, upon, or a clause).
  • wager — something risked or staked on an uncertain event; bet: to place a wager on a soccer match.
  • set — to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
  • chance — If there is a chance of something happening, it is possible that it will happen.
  • hazard — an unavoidable danger or risk, even though often foreseeable: The job was full of hazards.

Antonyms for bet

verb bet

  • displace — to compel (a person or persons) to leave home, country, etc.
  • remove — to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table.

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