bettor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bettor someone who bets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bettor One who bets; a better.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bettor Another form of better.
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Usage

In literature:

He dropped the cards, turned pale, put his hands to his head and rose, asking one of the bettors to take his hand.
"The Red Inn" by Honore de Balzac
The action was scarcely performed, when the bettor flung the glove into the air with all his force.
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Vol. 5" by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
The action was scarcely performed, when the bettor flung the glove into the air with all his force.
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete" by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
But a bettor of the right sort slips in an' taps me for odds to a thousand.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
Otway would have made a bettor thing of it.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
But Mary was bettor employed.
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II" by Francis Augustus Cox
If the silly bettors themselves could only understand their own position, they might be rescued.
"The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions" by James Runciman
A superintendent on St. Helena Island said, that, if he were going to carry on any work, he should not want bettor laborers.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. September, 1863, No. LXXI." by Various
A crowd of bettors pressed round the indicator.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
The bettor's friends at once began sympathizing with him, but he looked at Terry and asked if he considered that a good shot.
"Fred Fearnot's New Ranch" by Hal Standish
I warrant I read it to your bettor satisfaction.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
This ain't no Thames; I know bettor than that.
"Littlebourne Lock" by F. Bayford Harrison
Big bettors will come from Tanauan, Lipa, and Batangas, as well as from Santa Cruz.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
By some singular fortune all of the bettors won.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
But the eternal law of average will not down, and the percentage in the betting-ring is absurdly against the bettor.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
Why, where are the bettors this evening?
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
Because he is no better (bettor).
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
But, without bettor knowledge of antecedents, it may seem strange his being there at all.
"No Quarter!" by Mayne Reid
The bettors had set their hearts on gain, and cared little for the feelings of the players.
"The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
There were murmurs of disgust from the bettors on the columns.
"Between the Dark and the Daylight" by Richard Marsh
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In poetry:

And Satan fawned:
"My lord is pleased to mock at my poor wit;
Yet in my pious fashion I must talk:
For say that God was wroth with man, and came
And slew him, that should make an empty world,
But not a bettor nation."
"A Story Of Doom: Book VI." by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Fat' Jack Ross considers himself stockbroker for sports bettors.
It is one of the most difficult horse racing predictions to nail, requiring the bettor to pick the top four finishers in order.
Tim Tebow hasn't won over most bettors.
The accord also allows Arlington to accept wagers on its races from bettors in other states, for which it needed ITHA approval.
State lottery director Wayne Lemons told USA TODAY on Monday it will allow bettors to wager on the outcome of one game or a parlay of several games.
The data are compiled by trained "chart callers" and used to put together result charts that bettors use to evaluate horses.
The casino offers events tailored to Asian tastes and hosts who handle tasks for those bettors, including arranging complimentary meals or hotel stays.
The Monday Night Chaser takes a look at the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears and says bettors should be wary of Chicago.
State regulators are threatening to replace the New York Racing Association amid allegations the entity cheated bettors out of millions of dollars.
Bettors get some information provided in programs for live races, but not details to let them know the outcome in advance.
Darena Hanover covered the mile in 1:51 for a three-quarter length victory over stablemate Bettor B Lucky, with Shelliscape third.
Melbourne Cup Goes Global Luring Qatari Sheikh, UK Bettors.
Off-track bettors can wager on races at Aqueduct.
NFL Week 8 Bettor's Guide: Chargers are best bet.
Melbourne Cup Goes Global Luring Qatari Sheikh , UK Bettors.
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In science:

If a “bettor” is one who bets, shouldn’t a “pro jector” be one who pro jects? If a “bettor” produces a bet, it seems reasonable that a “pro jector” should produce a “pro jection”.
What do quantum "weak" measurements actually measure?
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