• Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
  • That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
  • 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.
  • An offer to make oath.
  • Agent noun of wage; one who wages.



Similar words


  • From Middle English wajour, wageour, wager, from Old Northern French wageure, from wagier (compare Old French guagier, whence modern French gager). See also wage.
  • From the verb, wage + -er.

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