HyperDic: lottery

English > 2 senses of the word lottery:
NOUNeventlotterysomething that is regarded as a chance event
actlottery, drawingplayers buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
lottery > pronunciation
Soundslaa'teriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > lottery: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningSomething that is regarded as a chance event.
Example"the election was just a lottery to them"
Broaderaccident, stroke, fortuity, chance eventAnything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
English > lottery: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningplayers buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots.
Synonymdrawing
Narrowerlucky dipA game / game in which prizes (e.g., candies or coins) are concealed in a container and for a small sum a player can draw one out at random
numbers pool, numbers game, numbers racket, numbersAn illegal daily lottery
raffleA lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
sweepstakesA lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants
tombolaA lottery in which tickets are drawn from a revolving drum
Broadergame of chance, gambling gameA game / game that involves gambling
Spanishlotería, loto
Catalanloteria

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