gambler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gambler a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
    • n gambler someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Boxing is considered the easiest sport for gamblers to fix.
    • n Gambler One who gambles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gambler One who gambles; one addicted to gaming or playing for money or other stakes; a gamester.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gambler one who gambles, esp. who makes it his business
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
For gamm-le or gam-le, a freq. which has ousted M. E. gamenen—A.S. gamenian, to play at games—gamen, a game.

Usage

In literature:

They are solid with one or two leaders and all the gamblers.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
The mixed population was composed of cattlemen, sheep men, cow punchers and herders, with a sprinkling of gamblers and other riff-raff.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
Whatever Rocas may have said, it appears to make a vivid impression on the gambler.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
It's evident Silence is a gambler.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
He had neither the courage nor the steadfastness to make a gambler, and every fluctuation of the market swayed him to and fro.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
However, Jake's something of a gambler and your father's friends play for high stakes.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
And the poor gamblers have to live.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
But I had more than an inkling that my husband had been taking a gambler's chance to reach the end in view.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
The men were opium users, gamblers, men of evil lives.
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" by Rosalind Goforth
Most of those men who make their living off those girls are old thieves and gamblers, and most of them have served terms in prison.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
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In poetry:

BLOSSOMS of babies
Blinking their stories
Come soft
On the dusk and the babble;
Little red gamblers,
Handfuls that slept in the dust.
"Handfuls" by Carl Sandburg
Thou art in the great theatres,
Thou art on the ball room floor;
Thou art in the gambler's dungeon,
Thou dost all men's sorrows know.
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
And so ends the life of a Gambler
In this world he had a good innings
And his one consolation while playing his harp
Is they can’t put a tax on his winnings.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
I hold four kings, he meekly replied;
I have four aces, the gambler cried,
And reached for the stakes on table spread,
But stopped dead short with a look of dread.
"Bill Springer's Hand" by Frank Maynard
"Let sixteen gamblers come handle my coffin
Let sixteen cowboys come sing me a song.
Take me to the graveyard and lay the sod o'er me,
For I'm a poor cowboy and I know I've done wrong.
"The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)" by Frank Maynard
All this she knows. Yet she knows, too --
On thro' the tale of years
The changing luck of gamblers, who
Undaunted, scorning fears
Strive on, till fickle fortune rains
A wondrous gift of sudden gains.
"Country Towns - Boort" by C J Dennis

In news:

On the local front, gamblers are less eager to risk their earnings, according to dispatches from Nevada and Mississippi.
But, in the brick-and-mortar world, gamblers and tourists are staying away from Vegas.
Lottery Director John Musgrave told the Lottery Commission this week that the White Sulphur Springs resort has complied with an order to stop busing gamblers to the casino.
Greenbrier no longer busing in gamblers.
Murray/The Star-Ledger Gamblers would be able place bets on a handheld device from places such as the Mussel Bar at the Revel if a bill up for vote today eventually becomes law.
MUSKEGON, Michigan (October 27th) – It wasn't pretty, but the Muskegon Lumberjacks scored the game's first three goals and hung on in the third period for a tight 3-2 victory over the Green Bay Gamblers.
With an estimated average of 7,600 gamblers expected to come through the doors each day, that means a lot of hungry people looking for a lot of food.
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission also decided Thursday to relax limits on ATMs and lending to gamblers in casinos.
North Korean rocket launch shows young leader as gambler.
North Korea rocket launch shows young leader as gambler.
NKorea rocket launch shows young leader as gambler.
In my best-selling book, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers, and What to do When you Win the Lottery, I note that the only wealthy people who are truly happy are those who give back to their communities.
Warren Beatty is the two-bit gambler who falls in with whorehouse proprietress Julie Christie.
Gamblers at an Atlantic City casino and two others owned by the Mohegan Indian tribe in Connecticut and Pennsylvania can now use rewards points at any of the three casinos.
McDonald's' Monopoly is back and your resident gambler, me, is hooked yet again.
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In science:

To this end recall a well-known result (the gambler ruin problem) for embedded chain {Sn , n ∈ Z+ }.
The Hitting Times with Taboo for a Random Walk on an Integer Lattice
Such a martingale can be thought of as a betting strategy on coins flips: the gambler starts with the value M (ε) as her capital (where ε is the empty string) and bets on fair coin flips.
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
Call a betting strategy on bits nonmonotonic if the gambler can decide at each stage which coin flip to bet on.
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
For example, maybe the gambler first bets on the 5th bit.
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
Indeed, this gives a lot more freedom to the gambler and leads to a strictly stronger notion than computable randomness.
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
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