Pronunciation: (bet),[key] —v.,bet or bet•ted, bet•ting, —n.
—v.t. to wager with (something or someone).
—v.i. 1. to make a wager: Do you want to bet? 2. you bet!Informal.of course! surely!: You bet I'd like to be there!
—n. 1. a pledge of a forfeit risked on some uncertain outcome; wager: Where do we place our bets? 2. that which is pledged: a two-dollar bet. 3. something that is bet on, as a competitor in a sporting event or a number in a lottery: That horse looks like a good bet. 4. an act or instance of betting: It's a bet, then? 5. a person, plan of action, etc., considered as being a good alternative; choice: Your best bet is to sell your stocks now.