Definitions for stakesteɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stakesteɪk(n.; v.)staked, stak•ing.

  1. (n.)a stick or post pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a boundary mark, part of a fence, support, etc.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. a post to which a person is bound for execution, usu. by burning.

  3. the stake, the punishment of death by burning.

  4. one of a number of vertical posts fitting into sockets or staples on the edge of the platform of a truck or other vehicle, as to retain the load.

    Category: Building Trades

  5. a division of ecclesiastical territory in the Mormon Church, consisting of a number of wards.

    Category: Religion

  6. (v.t.)to mark with or as if with stakes (often fol. by off or out).

  7. to claim or reserve a share of (land, profit, etc.) as if by marking with stakes (usu. fol. by out or off).

  8. to support with a stake or stakes, as a plant.

    Category: Botany

  9. to tether or secure to a stake, as an animal.

  10. to fasten with a stake or stakes.

  11. stake out, to keep under police surveillance. to appoint (a police officer) to maintain watch over a suspect or place.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  12. pull up stakes, to leave one's job, place of residence, etc.; move.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of stake:

bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE staca pin, c. MD, MLG stake

stakesteɪk(n.; v.)staked, stak•ing.

  1. (n.)something that is wagered in a game or contest.

  2. a monetary or commercial investment in something, as in hope of gain.

  3. a personal interest or involvement.

  4. the funds with which a gambler operates.

  5. Often, stakes. a prize, reward, etc., in or as if in a contest.

  6. stakes, the cash values assigned in poker to various chips, bets, and raises.

    Category: Games

  7. Ref: grubstake.

  8. (v.t.)to risk (something), as upon the outcome of an uncertain event, venture, etc.

  9. to furnish with necessities or resources, esp. money.

Idioms for stake:

  1. at stake,in danger of being lost; at risk.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of stake:

1520–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interest, stake(noun)

    (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"

  2. post, stake(noun)

    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"

  3. stake(noun)

    instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning

  4. stake, stakes, bet, wager(noun)

    the money risked on a gamble

  5. stake(verb)

    a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground

  6. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

  7. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt(verb)

    place a bet on

    "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

  8. stake, post(verb)

    mark with a stake

    "stake out the path"

  9. stake(verb)

    tie or fasten to a stake

    "stake your goat"

  10. impale, stake(verb)

    kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

    "the enemies were impaled and left to die"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stake(noun)ɪk

    sb's involvement or interest

    People feel they have a stake in the political process.

  2. stakeɪk

    an amount of money invested

    They bought a small stake in the company.

  3. stakeɪk

    a wooden pole with a sharp end

    Four stakes marked the corners of the property.

  4. stakeɪk

    what could be lost in a competitive or risky situation

    There is a lot of money at stake in this deal.

  5. stake(verb)ɪk

    to risk losing sth by trying sth

    I staked my reputation on this idea.

Wiktionary

  1. stake(Noun)

    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.

  2. stake(Noun)

    A slender rod, or stick, to be driven into the ground as a mark

  3. stake(Noun)

    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.

  4. stake(Noun)

    The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned.

  5. stake(Noun)

    A share or interest in a business or a given situation (in the sense "stake a claim").

  6. stake(Noun)

    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.

  7. stake(Noun)

    That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.

  8. stake(Noun)

    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.

  9. stake(Verb)

    To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.

  10. stake(Verb)

    To pierce or wound with a stake.

  11. stake(Verb)

    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.

  12. stake(Verb)

    To provide another with money in order to play.

    John went broke, so in order to play Jill had to stake him

  13. Origin: Old English staca

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stake(verb)

    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

  2. Stake(verb)

    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

  3. Stake(verb)

    the piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire

  4. Stake(verb)

    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

  5. Stake(verb)

    that which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge

  6. Stake(verb)

    to fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants

  7. Stake(verb)

    to mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road

  8. Stake(verb)

    to put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge

  9. Stake(verb)

    to pierce or wound with a stake

Freebase

  1. Stake

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4627

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stake' in Nouns Frequency: #1431


Translations for stake

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stake(noun)

a strong stick or post, especially a pointed one used as a support or as part of a fence.

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