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Usage statistics for the verb bet:

conversational speech90.6%task-oriented speech9.4%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bet:

wagerbetstake
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Bet is sometimes a misspelling of bat, beat, beg, belt, best or better.

The word bet is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun bet

What does bet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bets

  1. the money risked on a gamble
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of bet: stake / stakes / wager
    • more generic word: gamble = money that is risked for possible monetary gain
    • more specific words:
      • jackpot / kitty / pot = the cumulative amount involved in a game
      • ante = the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
      • kitty / pool = the combined stakes of the betters
    • part of: pool = any communal combination of funds
  2. the act of gambling
    • example: he did it on a bet
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of bet: wager
    • more generic words: gambling / gaming / play = the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning
    • more specific terms:
      • daily double = a single bet on two horse races in the same day
      • perfecta / exacta = a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order
      • parimutuel = betting where winners share the total amount wagered
      • parlay = a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
      • place bet = a bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second
      • superfecta = a bet that you can pick the first four finishers in a race in the right order

Alternative definition of the noun bet

noun

  1. A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event).
  2. A degree of certainty.

Definition of the verb bet

What does bet mean as a doing word?

Bet is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
 betbetbettingbets
primarily used in British Englishbettedbettedbettingbets

  1. maintain with or as if with a bet
    • example: I bet she will be there!
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]The phone company billed meMeasure Verbs: amerce, bill, charge, fine, invoice, mulct, overcharge, save, scrimp, spare, tax, tip, undercharge, wager
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset]The phone company billed me $10
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset] for [Cause]The phone company billed me $10 for that phone call
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I cannot risk my jobRisk Verbs: gamble, venture, wager
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]I cannot risk that I get into trouble
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of bet: wager
    • more generic words: anticipate / call / forebode / foretell / predict / prognosticate / promise = make a prediction about
  2. stake on the outcome of an issue
    • examples: I bet $100 on that new horse | They bet the money
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]The phone company billed meMeasure Verbs: amerce, bill, charge, fine, invoice, mulct, overcharge, save, scrimp, spare, tax, tip, undercharge, wager
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset]The phone company billed me $10
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset] for [Cause]The phone company billed me $10 for that phone call
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, noun phrase with -ing]She relies on him coming back in timeRely Verbs: bank, bargain, count, depend, figure, gamble, reckon, rely, take a chance, wager
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, noun phrase with infinitive]She relies on him to help
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, possessive with -ing]She relies on his helping
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, subject control with -ing]She relies on coming back in time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, not sentential clause]She relies on it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I cannot risk my jobRisk Verbs: gamble, venture, wager
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]I cannot risk that I get into trouble
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of bet: play / wager
    • more generic word: gamble = play games for money
    • more specific terms:
  3. have faith or confidence in
    • example: You can bet on that!
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, noun phrase with -ing]She relies on him coming back in time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, noun phrase with infinitive]She relies on him to help
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, possessive with -ing]She relies on his helping
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, subject control with -ing]She relies on coming back in time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, not sentential clause]She relies on it

      Rely Verbs (with the same syntax): bank, bargain, count, depend, figure, gamble, reckon, rely, take a chance, wager.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of bet: bank / calculate / count / depend / look / reckon / rely / swear
    • more generic word: trust = have confidence or faith in

Business

BET: Black Entertainment Television is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.

  • also known as Black Entertainment Television, БЕТ
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety – Series or Special - "BET Awards" (BET's 8th Annual Walk of Fame: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder)
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety – Series or Special - "BET Awards" (BET's 8th Annual Walk of Fame: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder)
      • Telly Award for Internet/Online Video Online Video - Humor - "Real Husbands of Hollywood"
      • Telly Award for Internet/Online Video Online Video - Comedy - "Real Husbands of Hollywood"
      • Telly Award for Internet/Online Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Online Video - Comedy - "Real Husbands of Hollywood"
      • Telly Award for Internet/Online Video Online Video - Entertainment - "Real Husbands of Hollywood"
  • official website: www.bet.com

Group

BET a.k.a. B.E.T. is a musical group.

Characters

  1. Bet is a fictional character from the 1999 television mini-series Oliver Twist.
  2. Bet is a fictional character from the 1968 film Oliver!.
  3. Bet is a fictional character from the 2005 film Oliver Twist.
  4. Bet is a fictional character from the 2009 film Three Days with the Family.
  5. Bet is a fictional character from the 2009 film Red Riding: 1974.
  6. Bet is a fictional character from the 1987 film High Tide.

There are other characters with in their name, like Bleeke Bet.

Place

Bet a.k.a. Bethel Airport is a state owned, public use airport located three nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Bethel, a city in the Bethel Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.

Miscellanea

  1. Bet, Beth, Beh, or Vet is the second letter of many Semitic abjads, including Arabic alphabet bāʾ ب, Aramaic, Hebrew ב, Phoenician and Syriac ܒ. Its value is.
    • also known as ב, בית
  2. BET is a make of automobile produced by Biotechnia Ellinikon Trikyklon.
  3. Bet a.k.a. Béte, Guiberoua Language is an human language.
    • also known as Western Bété, Central Bété
  4. Bet a.k.a. delta/notch-like EGF repeat containing is a gene.
    • also known as WUGSC:H_NH0150O02.1, H_NH0150O02.1, delta-notch-like EGF repeat-containing transmembrane

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Bet

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Google previewBeating the Casinos at Their Own Game (2001)

by Peter Svoboda

If the shooter throws the Come number on any roll, including the come-out roll, the bet is a winner and is paid even money. Once the Come bet is paid,

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1897)

by James Cockcroft, David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

465, the court said : " A bet is a wager, and the betting is complete when the offer to bet is accepted.

Google previewFoolproof Card Tricks for the Amateur Magician (2009)

by Karl Fulves

The bet is an adaptation of a swindle devised by Walter Gibson. The only requirement is a full deck of fifty-two cards. Method: When ready to perform, spread the cards between the hands. Remove all twelve picture cards and put them aside.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science - (2002)

by Arthur T. Hubbard

Left: N2 adsorption and desertion isotherms at 77 K for bayerite AKOs; right: linearized BET plot: O, denote adsorption; O, desorption data. The slope is (C- l)/ CVm, and the intercept \ICVm. (From Ref. 24.) Fig. 10 Left: Heats of adsorption, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Business (2006)

by Jessie Carney Smith

Attorney, Television Executive As president and chief operating officer for Black Entertainment Television (BET), Debra Lee wields significant power as one of the relatively few female executives in ...

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Usage statistics about bet

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb bet:

conversational speech90.6%task-oriented speech9.4%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bet:

wagerbetstake

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bet:

wagerbankbetswearreckoncalculatecountrelydependplaylook

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Sign language

The 4 questions in sign language by Kitah Bet

Quotes about Bet

In Louisiana we don't bet on football games ... We bet on whether a politician is going to be indicted or not. (Mark Duffy)
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Scrabble value of B3E1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BET

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Semordnilap

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