What is wager?

  • (noun): The money risked on a gamble.
    Synonyms: stake, stakes, bet
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Atheism: The Case Against God - Smith's Wager
... Incorporated in Atheism The Case Against God was "Smith's Wager," with which the author had closed a taped lecture and a later speech delivered in 1976 to the Society of Separationists ... of that speech As one final argument or satire on an argument, you may have heard of Pascal's wager at some point ... We would wager on Christianity because the practical odds are so important ...
Charles Wager
... Sir Charles Wager (24 February 1666 – 24 May 1743) was a British Admiral and First Lord of the Admiralty between 1733 and 1742 ... Despite heroic active service and steadfast administration and diplomatic service, Wager's reputation has suffered from a profoundly mistaken idea that the navy was then ... time in the century, and its dockyard facilities, overseas bases (Wager was much involved in the development of new bases in the Caribbean), victualling organization, and central co-ordination ...
Wager - People - Films
... The Wager (1998 film), a short film The Wager (2007 film), a feature film. ...
Charles Wager - Reputation
... was ill prepared for war prior to 1739 and that the lack of preparation was mainly due to Wager’s incompetence because of his age ... leading figures in 1739, at the top because they were old, were Sir Richard(sic) Wager and Sir John Norris” and continuing to refer to Wager “He was seventy four-a ... to petition the king to remove Walpole from office observed ‘Sir Charles Wager is as Hearty as I ever knew Him, spoke in the motion.. ...
Simmons–Tierney Bet - Precedent and Legacy of The Simon–Ehrlich Wager
... spirit and tradition behind the famous Simon–Ehrlich wager which spanned the years 1980–1990 ... Julian Simon (the winner of the Simon–Ehrlich wager), and eagerly embraced the opportunity to follow in his mentor's footsteps ... became the impetus for the Simon–Ehrlich wager ...

More definitions of "wager":

  • (verb): Stake on the outcome of an issue.
    Synonyms: bet, play
  • (verb): Maintain with or as if with a bet.
    Synonyms: bet
  • (noun): The act of gambling.
    Synonyms: bet

Famous quotes containing the word wager:

    When Methodist preachers come down
    A-preaching that drinking is sinful,
    I’ll wager the rascals a crown
    They always preach best with a skinful.
    Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)

    I’ll wager that it was impossible after we got mixed together to tell an anti from a suffragist by her clothes. There might have been a difference, though, in the expression of the faces and the shape of the heads.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)