(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
"they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
"a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"
instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
stake, stakes, bet, wager(noun)
the money risked on a gamble
a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt(verb)
place a bet on
"Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
mark with a stake
"stake out the path"
tie or fasten to a stake
"stake your goat"
kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
"the enemies were impaled and left to die"
A piece of wood or other material, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support or stay; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges, etc.
A slender rod, or stick, to be driven into the ground as a mark
A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned.
A share or interest in a business or a given situation (in the sense "stake a claim").
A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, as used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
A territorial division comprising all the Mormons (typically several thousand) in a geographical area.
Every city, or stake, including a chief town and surrounding towns, has its president, with two counselors; and this president has a high council of chosen men. uE000120035uE001 Schaff-Herzog Encyc.
To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
To pierce or wound with a stake.
To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays. -- Alexander Pope.
To provide another with money in order to play.
John went broke, so in order to play Jill had to stake him
Origin: Old English staca
a piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support or stay; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges, etc
a stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off
the piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire
a small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, -- used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc
that which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge
to fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants
to mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road
to put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge
to pierce or wound with a stake
Origin: [AS. staca, from the root of E. stick; akin to OFries. & LG. stake, D. staak, Sw. stake, Dan. stage. See Stick, v. t., and cf. Estacade, Stockade.]
A stake is an administrative unit composed of multiple congregations in denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. A stake is approximately comparable to a deanery in the Catholic Church, or perhaps to a diocese, in some Christian denominations. The name "stake" derives from the verse "enlarge the place of thy tent; stretch forth the curtains of thine habitation; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes". A stake is sometimes referred to as a stake of Zion.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stāk, n. a strong stick pointed at one end: one of the upright pieces of a fence: a post to which an animal is tied, esp. that to which a martyr was tied to be burned: martyrdom: a tinsmith's anvil: anything pledged in a wager: a prize, anything to gain or lose.—v.t. to fasten, or pierce with a stake: to mark the bounds of with stakes (often with off and out): to wager, to hazard.—ns. Stake′-hold′er, the person with whom the stakes in a wager are deposited; Stake′-net, a form of fishing-net hung on stakes.—At stake, hazarded, in danger. [A.S. staca, a stake.]
A type of device and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used to insert into the ground and perform a specific purpose or function as per the design.
Some companies manufacture a variety of stake for solar products e.g. solar cells that connect to a string that sit on a stake that is inserted into the ground or earth. Some people buy a wood plant stake in the garden center to train their plants up during the growing season.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4627
Rank popularity for the word 'stake' in Nouns Frequency: #1431
The numerical value of stake in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of stake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.
Irrational barriers and ancient prejudices fall quickly when the question of survival itself is at stake.
We have a 65 percent stake in the company and sometimes consider a sale that would not bring the stake below 51 percent. The timing of a sale has not been decided but could be considered this year.
Alfa, knowing that it is likely never to be allowed by the Turkish authorities to buy Cukurova's stake, might therefore be trying to force Cukurova to buy Alfa's stake, and at a hefty premium at that.
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- pal, estacaCatalan, Valencian
- tyčka, kolík, kůlCzech
- Pflock, Marterpfahl, PfahlGerman
- πάσσαλος, παλούκιGreek
- paliso, paliseto, fostoEsperanto
- estacar, estaca, participación, poner en juegoSpanish
- tolppa, panos, seiväs, paalu, osuusFinnish
- pieu, tuteur, jalon, mise, pal, enjeuFrench
- stobScottish Gaelic
- sponda, in gioco, rogo, partecipazione, palo, paletto, stecca, posta, in palio, interesse, picchetto, pioloItalian
- 棒, 杭Japanese
- tālea, sudis, pālus, stilus, palumLatin
- PoulLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- aksje, stake, interesse, risiko, påleNorwegian
- stawka, pal, kółPolish
- кол, столб, подпорка, укреплять, пай, ставка, подпереть, ставить на карту, колышек, щеколда, доля, процент, ставить на кон, участие, укрепить, подпиратьRussian
- kolac, колацSerbo-Croatian
- påle, störSwedish
- kazık, pay, çıkarTurkish
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