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Meaning of STAKE

Pronunciation:  steyk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  2. [n]  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. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  the money risked on a gamble
  5. [v]  place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
  6. [v]  kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"
  7. [v]  mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
  8. [v]  tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
  9. [v]  put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
 

STAKE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: adventure, back, bet, bet on, gage, game, hazard, impale, interest, jeopardize, post, post, punt, stakes, venture, wager
 
 See Also: ante, ante, bet, controlling interest, double up, equity, fasten, fee, fix, gamble, grubstake, instrument of execution, jackpot, kill, kitty, lay on the line, mark, parlay, part, percentage, pierce, play, pool, portion, pot, put on the line, reversion, right, risk, secure, security interest, share, starting post, terminable interest, undivided interest, undivided right, vested interest, visual signal, wager, winning post

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stake\, n. (Mormon Ch.)
    A territorial division; -- called also {stake of Zion}.
    
          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.                              --Schaff-Herzog
                                                   Encyc.
    
    
  2. \Stake\, n. [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}.]
    1. 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 sharpened stake strong Dryas found. --Dryden.
    
    2. 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. The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be
       burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
    
    4. 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. That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked
       or hazarded; a pledge.
    
    {At stake}, in danger; hazarded; pledged. ``I see my
       reputation is at stake.'' --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Stake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Staking}.]
    1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake
       vines or plants.
    
    2. To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake
       out land; to stake out a new road.
    
    3. 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.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    4. To pierce or wound with a stake. --Spectator.
    
    
 

 

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