Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gambling

1 sense of gambling

Sense 1
gambling, gaming, play -- (the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table")
       => diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation")
       => vice -- (a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gamble

2 senses of gamble

Sense 1
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance -- (take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling")
       => try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world")

Sense 2
gamble -- (play games for money)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

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