What does stake mean?

Definitions for stake
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stake.

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.

    Etymology: Old English staca

  2. stake(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Old English staca

  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.

    Etymology: Old English staca

  4. stake(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Old English staca

  5. stake(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Old English staca

  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.

    Etymology: Old English staca

  7. stake(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Old English staca

  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.

    Etymology: Old English staca

  9. stake(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Old English staca

  10. stake(Verb)

    To pierce or wound with a stake.

    Etymology: Old English staca

  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.

    Etymology: Old English staca

  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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Stake(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Stake(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Stake(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Stake(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Stake(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Stake(verb)

    to pierce or wound with a stake

    Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stake

    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.]

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 for stake »

  1. Keats

  2. steak

  3. skate

  4. takes

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stake in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of stake in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Vu Duc Bien:

    We will sell the stake to domestic investors, not foreign investors, this market is for Vietnamese investors and there's no reason for us to invite a foreign investor to exploit this market.

  2. Joel Kruger:

    It's logical they (institutional investors) would want to be moving in this direction, especially considering their size and how much more there is at stake.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    The Affordable Care Act and all The Affordable Care Act protections hinge on this seat and the outcome of this hearing, and I believe The Affordable Care Act's very important the American people understand the issues at stake, and what's at play.

  4. Kevin Sterling:

    If the kids miss regional, there are no next games, i have a personal stake in this because I have a son that is a cross-country runner.

  5. John Numbi:

    There are strategic interests of the country at stake, if the investors complain ... the government will take measures (to deploy the army) if it decides the police cannot handle it.

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