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wager Tweet Definition of wager Like Definition of wager on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
  2. A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.
  3. That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
verb to wager
  1. To put something up as collateral
     
waive Tweet Definition of waive Like Definition of waive on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete) A waif; a castaway. - w:John Donne, John Donne
  2. (UK, obsolete, law) A woman put out of the protection of the law.
verb (waives, waiving, waived)
  1. (transitive) To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.
Quotations
  • He waiveth milk, and flesh, and all. - w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer
  • We absolutely do renounce or our own opinions, absolutely yielding to the direction of others. - w:Barrow, Barrow
    1. (transitive) To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
    2. To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses; to give up a right, privilege or restriction; as with a waiver.
  • If you the right to be silent, anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.
    1. (obsolete) To desert; to abandon. - w:Burrill, Burrill
    2. (intransitive) (obsolete) To turn aside; to recede.
    Quotations
  • To from the word of Solomon. - Geoffrey Chaucer
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    wakening Tweet Definition of wakening Like Definition of wakening on Facebook
    verb 
    1. (present participle of, waken)
         
    Ward Tweet Definition of Ward Like Definition of Ward on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English occupational surname for a guard or watchman
         
    warrant Tweet Definition of warrant Like Definition of warrant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. authorization, Authorization or certification; sanction, as given by a superior.
    2. Something that provides assurance or confirmation; a guarantee or proof: a warrant of authenticity; a warrant for success.
    He almost gives his failings as a for his greatness (Garry Wills).
    1. An order that serves as authorization, especially: A voucher authorizing payment or receipt of money.
    2. A judicial writ authorizing an officer to make a search, seizure, or arrest or to execute a judgment.
    3. A warrant officer.
    4. A certificate of appointment given to a warrant officer.
    verb (warrants, warranting, warranted)
    1. Justification for an action or a belief; grounds; to guarantee.
    Circumstances arose that warranted the use of lethal force.
    That tree is going to fall, I'll .
         
    way Tweet Definition of way Like Definition of way on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A path.
    2. A method of doing something.
    3. The means to navigate a path.
    4. Possiblility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way').
    adverb 
    1. (slang) very; as in the phrase way too.
    "I'm way tired"
    "I'm way too tired to do that."
         
    wayleave Tweet Definition of wayleave Like Definition of wayleave on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A right to cross land.
         
    Will Tweet Definition of Will Like Definition of Will on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A weak-side linebacker.
      • 1997, F Henderson, M Olson, Football's West Coast Offense, page 7
      • : linebacker drops to turn-in, QB dropping dumps the ball off to HB.
      • 2000, American Football Coaches Association Defensive Football Strategies, page 25
      • :Our linebacker, because he is away from the formation or to the split end, should be a great pursuit man and pass defender.
      • : covers the back side hook zone on the weak side.
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male). (form of, A shortening, William)
         

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