What does stake mean?

Definitions for stake
steɪkstake

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interest, stakenoun

    (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, stakenoun

    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. stakenoun

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

  4. stake, stakes, bet, wagernoun

    the money risked on a gamble

  5. stakeverb

    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, jeopardizeverb

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

  7. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, puntverb

    place a bet on

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

  8. stake, postverb

    mark with a stake

    "stake out the path"

  9. stakeverb

    tie or fasten to a stake

    "stake your goat"

  10. impale, stakeverb

    kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

    "the enemies were impaled and left to die"

Wiktionary

  1. stakenoun

    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. stakenoun

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

  3. stakenoun

    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. stakenoun

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

  5. stakenoun

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

  6. stakenoun

    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. stakenoun

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

  8. stakenoun

    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. stakeverb

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

  10. stakeverb

    To pierce or wound with a stake.

  11. stakeverb

    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. stakeverb

    To provide another with money in order to play.

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

  13. Etymology: Old English staca

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stakeverb

    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. Stakeverb

    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. Stakeverb

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

  4. Stakeverb

    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. Stakeverb

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

  6. Stakeverb

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

  7. Stakeverb

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

  8. Stakeverb

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

  9. Stakeverb

    to pierce or wound with a stake

  10. 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. Sean Clegg:

    We had a trajectory that looked very good for us in the sense that President Joe Biden last week was talking about Independence Day [ as a turning point ], we had a clear stake in the ground to open the state on June 15, people's attitudes were improving... and in May and June there was a pervasive feeling of optimism.

  2. Chris Mayer:

    Usually you only see personal recourse lending is when they're really pushing the envelope, they're borrowing a lot against the value of the property, once you've done that... everything you own is at stake.

  3. Muhammad Lamoh:

    We understand that we need the power plant, and that this is less harmful than coal, but they must consult with the community and ensure that we have a stake in it, we see no benefit yet - we still have power outages.

  4. Lee Seung-woo:

    In the case of Samsung Electronics, whose affiliates control about a 20 percent stake, and only 15 percent stakes have voting rights, the stock split is meaningful.

  5. Joseph Yun:

    Probably more than anyone else -- more than Donald Trump, more than Kim Jong Un -- there is more at stake for Moon Jae-in than either of them, and so he will be desperate to make sure that there is a meeting. And I would expect he will make his best pitch.

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