Definition of Betting

1. Adjective. Preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance. "Sporting gents and their ladies"

Exact synonyms: Card-playing, Dissipated, Sporting
Similar to: Indulgent



Definition of Betting

1. Adjective. Describing one who bets or gambles. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of bet) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Betting

1. bet [v] - See also: bet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Betting

better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness
bettered
betterer
betterhood
bettering
betterish
betterment
betterments
bettermost
bettern't
betterness
betternesses
betters
betther
betties
betting (current term)
betting odds
betting parlor
betting parlors
betting shop
betting shops
bettings
bettong
bettongs
bettor
bettors
betty
betula
betula oil
betulaceous

Literary usage of Betting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"By t he Licensing Art 1872 penalties are incurred by licensed persons who allow their houses to be used in contravention of the betting Act 1053- There has ..."

2. The Tribune Almanac and Political Registerby Horace Greeley by Horace Greeley (1884)
"120 (Winchell) ; time—1:0l ; betting, 4 to 5; Protection 2d, Penn P. 3d. ... 118 (Garrison) ; time—2 :36*4 ; betting 5 to 1 : Proctor Knott 2d, Salvator 3d. ..."

3. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"109 makes the keeping of betting places unlawful, and not merely the keeping of, but the presence for the purpose of betting at, places for registering bets ..."

4. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1907)
"1 of the betting Act, 1853, it is necessary that the advertisement on a reasonable construction of its words shall make it appear not merely that a place is ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"English betting Houses' Act.—Section 3 of the English betting Houses Act ( 16 & 17 Viet. ch. 119), creates a prohibition against keeping or using any "house ..."

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