- Ⅰ.bet ► VERB (betting; past and past part. bet or betted) 1) risk money or property against another's on the basis of the outcome of an unpredictable event such as a race or game. 2) informal feel sure.► NOUN 1) an act of betting. 2) a sum of money staked. 3) informal a candidate or option with a specified likelihood of success: Allen looked a good bet for victory. 4) (one's bet) informal one's opinion.● you bet — Cf. ↑you betDERIVATIVES bettor (also better) noun.ORIGIN perhaps a shortening of obsolete abet «abetment».Ⅱ.better ► ADJECTIVE 1) more desirable, satisfactory, or effective. 2) partly or fully recovered from illness or injury.► ADVERB 1) more satisfactorily or effectively. 2) to a greater degree; more.► NOUN 1) that which is better; the better one. 2) (one's betters) chiefly dated or humorous one's superiors in social class or ability.► VERB 1) improve on or surpass. 2) (better oneself) achieve a higher social position or status.● better the devil you know than the devil you don't know — Cf. ↑better the devil you know than the devil you don't know● better off — Cf. ↑better off● the better part of — Cf. ↑the better part of● better safe than sorry — Cf. ↑better safe than sorry● for better or worse — Cf. ↑for better or worse● get the better of — Cf. ↑get the better of● had better — Cf. ↑had betterUSAGE In the phrase had better do something the word had acts like an auxiliary verb and in informal spoken contexts it is often dropped, as in you better not come tonight . In writing, the had may be contracted to 'd but it should not be dropped altogether.ORIGIN Old English.
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Bettor — Bet tor, n. One who bets; a better. Addison. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bettor — I noun better, gambler, gamester, gentleman of fortune, hazarder, piker, player, player for stakes, plunger, punter, risk taker, sharper, speculatist, speculator, venturer, wagerer II index speculator Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton.… … Law dictionary
bettor — (n.) also better (OED notes that English agent nouns in er tend to shift toward or as their senses become more specific), agent noun from BET (Cf. bet) (v.) … Etymology dictionary
bettor — [bet′ər] n. a person who bets … English World dictionary
bettor — or better noun Date: 1609 one that bets … New Collegiate Dictionary
bettor — /bet euhr/, n. a person who bets. Also, better. [1600 10; BET + OR2] * * * … Universalium
bettor — noun /ˈbɛt.ə,ˈbet.ə,ˈbɛt.ɚ/ A person who makes a bet, such as a wager on the outcome of a game of chance or a sporting event … Wiktionary
bettor — Synonyms and related words: adventurer, betting ring, boneshaker, cardshark, cardsharp, cardsharper, compulsive gambler, crap shooter, gambler, gamester, hazarder, petty gambler, piker, player, plunger, punter, sharp, sharper, sharpie, speculator … Moby Thesaurus
bettor — (US) Someone who places or has a bet. A Punter in the UK … Equestrian sports dictionary
bettor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. gambler, punter. See chance. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) also better noun One who bets: gambler, gamester, player. See GAMBLING … English dictionary for students