Definition of wager in English:
More formal term for bet.
- Betting exchanges allow bettors to accept wagers from other bettors at odds that the involved parties determine.
- The sites look a lot like real-money sites, but don't accept wagers.
- With some arenas holding thousands of spectators, an evolved series of hand gestures between bettors determines wagers.
Middle English (also in the sense 'solemn pledge'): from Anglo-Norman French wageure, from wager 'to wage'.
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