noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Definition for sweepstakes (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for sweepstakes
The sweepstakes begins on December 9th, 2014 at 8:00 AM EST and ends on January 31st, 2015 at 11:59 EST (the "Entry Period").
APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Family Dollar shoppers entered the sweepstakes in stores, online and using text messaging.PepsiCo – NFL Partnership: Helping PepsiCo Customers||February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This sweepstakes is sponsored by The Daily Beast Company LLC, 555 W. 18th St., NY, NY 10011 (“Sponsor”).
The sweepstakes begins on 2/3/14 at 3:00PM EST and ends on 2/7/14 at 6:00PM EST (the "Entry Period").
He brought the Sweepstakes alongside the pier so gently, that the concussion would not have broken an egg-shell.
Our readers will remember that we last week made mention of a change in the sweepstakes rings at the next Illinois State Fair.
Five minutes later the winners of the great Alaska Sweepstakes were flying down the street in the teeth of the storm.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
This wide definition reaches raffles and sweepstakes on races.
She was still lying at the upper end of the breakers, waiting for the Sweepstakes.
British Dictionary definitions for sweepstakes
esp US sweepstakes
- a lottery in which the stakes of the participants constitute the prize
- the prize itself
Word Origin for sweepstake
Word Origin and History for sweepstakes
"prize won in a race or contest," 1773, from Middle English swepestake "one who sweeps or wins all the stakes in a game" (late 15c., as the name of one of the King's ships), from swepen "sweep" (see sweep (v.)) + stake (n.2).