Bet vs Nuclear - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun bet

is a diminutive of elizabeth.

As an adjective nuclear is

(biology) pertaining to the nucleus of a cell.

bet

English

Etymology 1

From 16th century criminal slang, likely from abet or (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event).
  • Dylan owes Fletcher $30 from an unsuccessful bet.
  • A degree of certainty.
  • It’s a safe bet that it will rain tomorrow.
    It’s an even bet that Jim will come top of the maths test tomorrow

    Verb

  • To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event; to wager.
  • * Shakespeare
  • John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head.
  • * O. W. Holmes
  • I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it.
  • To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.
  • You bet !
  • (poker) To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.
  • Derived terms
    * bet one's boots * bet one's bottom dollar * bet the farm

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Noun

  • Etymology 3

    nuclear

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (biology) Pertaining to the nucleus of a cell.
  • * 2011 , Terence Allen and Graham Cowling, The Cell: A Very Short Introduction , Oxford 2011, p. 17:
  • However, the DNA in a bacterial cell is a single circular molecule and there is no separate nuclear compartment.
  • Pertaining to a centre around which something is developed or organised; central, pivotal.
  • Pertaining to the atomic nucleus.
  • Involving atomic energy.
  • a nuclear reactor
  • Of a weapon: deriving its force from rapid release of atomic energy.
  • a nuclear explosion

    Usage notes

    * The pronunciation .Geoffrey Nunberg, “[http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~nunberg/nucular.html Going Nucular”, 2002.

    Derived terms

    * corticonuclear * nuclear age * nuclear airburst * nuclear aircraft * nuclear artillery * nuclear cataract * nuclear certifiable * nuclear certified * nuclear chain reaction * nuclear chemistry * nuclear cytoplasm * nuclear electric rocket * nuclear emulsion * nuclear energy * nuclear fallout * nuclear family * nuclear fission * nuclear force * nuclear fuel * nuclear-free * nuclear gene * nuclear halo * nuclear hardness * nuclear hazard * nuclear incident * nuclear inclusion body * nuclear intelligence * nuclear isomer * nuclear lamina * nuclear magnetic moment * nuclear magnetic resonance * nuclear magneton * nuclear material * nuclear matrix * nuclear nation * nuclear navy * nuclear notation * nuclear operator * nuclear ophthalmoplegia * nuclear option * nuclear Overhauser effect * nuclear parity * nuclear photonic rocket * nuclear physics * nuclear poison * nuclear power * nuclear quadropole resonance * nuclear radiation * nuclear reaction * nuclear reactor * nuclear sclerosis * nuclear sharing * nuclear technology * nuclear terrorism * nuclear testing * nuclear transfer * nuclear underground burst * nuclear underwater burst * nuclear vulnerability assessment * nuclear war * nuclear warfare * nuclear waste * nuclear weapon * nuclear winter * nuclear yield

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