Pronunciation: (wā'jur),[key] —n. 1. something risked or staked on an uncertain event; bet: to place a wager on a soccer match. 2. the act of betting.
3. the subject or terms of a bet.
4. Early Eng. Law.a pledge to make good one's cause by the supporting oaths of others or by battle.
—v.t. 1. to risk (something) on the outcome of a contest or any uncertain event or matter; bet.
2. Hist.to pledge oneself to (battle) for the decision of a cause.