English noun: gambling
|1.||gambling (act) the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)|
|Samples||His gambling cost him a fortune.|
There was heavy play at the blackjack table.
|Broader (hypernym)||diversion, recreation, vice|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bet, gambling game, game of chance, sporting life, throw, wager|