parlay

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v parlay stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
    • n parlay a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • parlay See parley.
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Usage

In literature:

In short, the less you PARLAY, the better, you know.
"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
M. le Compte de Varique ne se playt qua parlay de vous: M. de Moon aucy.
"The History of Henry Esmond, Esq." by W. M. Thackeray
We took tea a second time, parlayed with the yemshicks and their friends, and closed by chartering a team at double the regular rates.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Anyway, here's the story: Parlay's a full-blooded Frenchman.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
In thirty years, he had parlayed that into one of the biggest fortunes in the Solar System.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
The Julius Bradshaws can parlay like anything!
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
From here on I just want to work a two-horse parlay.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
After we've had some time to parlay.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
So I parlay-vooed some more, and soon I got the hang of things.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
Curtis parlayed with the nester who made whining threats of a suit for damages.
"The Last Straw" by Harold Titus
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In news:

Le Moyne's Ekperigin performs at Portsmouth, hopes to parlay great Dolphins career into pro deal.
Mavs parlay trade into 3 picks.
Local 10-year-old parlays pumpkin plunder into college fund cash.
Kriquette Davis, associate director of the Family Y, has parlayed a tragedy into a means for encouraging others -- and now she is going to be featured in a national magazine.
Tamir Sapir parlayed a taxi medallion into a Manhattan real estate portfolio worth billions.
Construction contractor parlays relationship into financial success.
Ryan parlays years as model into acting career.
(Crain's) — In an industry notorious for celebrity flameouts, Alpana Singh hopes to parlay her growing fame to front one of the country's few wine-centric restaurants.
She parlayed those talents into a seven-year stint on TV's "Trading Spaces" and a successful design career.
For example he said that in Canada fans can bet on "parlays," or multiple-team bets .
Chris, a senior, hoping to parlay this success into a college scholarship and he dreams of an Olympic berth.
Deloris Porcaro managed to parlay her clipping of a Jan 16, 2011 story in The Evening News into a backstage pass last month the night Jett Williams came to town.
Adam Oates parlays unselfish play into Hockey Hall of Fame induction .
The Free Press Publisher Jim Santori is putting made-in-Mankato desserts on the line , while The Valdosta Daily Times Publisher Jeff Masters is parlaying Georgia pecans.
A cost-conscious cruising couple parlays D.I.Y.
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In science:

There are occasions, however, when knowledge of the coefficient of a particular divergence in the low-energy theory can be parlayed into reliable information about the heavy-mass dependence of the full result . A logarithmic divergence furnishes perhaps the simplest example.
Uses and Abuses of Effective Lagrangians
For instance, parlaying one of the Li s into an invariant combination of the three which PB-commutes with the other two allows recasting of the system into a superintegrable Hamiltonian problem.
Membranes and Consistent Quantization of Nambu Dynamics
Unfortunately in the Virasoro case there is not enough structure to easily parlay this into a statement about the existence of an invariant measure µ with values in |Lc,h |2 .
On invariant measures for the group of diffeomorphisms of the circle
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