bet

Bet \Bet\, n. [Prob. from OE. abet abetting, OF. abet, fr. abeter to excite, incite. See {Abet}.] That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager. ``Having made his bets.'' --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]