Definitions for stakesteɪk

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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"

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

  10. 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.]

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

Anagrams of stake »

  1. Keats

  2. steak

  3. skate

  4. takes


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