Definition of Stake
1. Noun. (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something. "A stake in the company's future"
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Part, Percentage, Portion, Share
Specialized synonyms: Grubstake, Controlling Interest, Insurable Interest, Vested Interest, Security Interest, Terminable Interest, Undivided Interest, Undivided Right, Fee, Equity, Reversion, Right
2. Verb. Put at risk. "I will stake my good reputation for this"
Generic synonyms: Lay On The Line, Put On The Line, Risk
Derivative terms: Adventure, Adventurer, Hazard, Jeopardy, Venture, Venture, Venturer
3. Noun. A pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track). "The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"
Generic synonyms: Visual Signal
Specialized synonyms: Starting Post, Winning Post
4. Verb. Place a bet on. "They stake the money "; "I'm betting on the new horse"
Specialized synonyms: Ante, Double Up, Parlay
Generic synonyms: Bet, Play, Wager
Derivative terms: Gaming, Punter
5. Noun. Instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning.
6. Verb. Mark with a stake. "Stake out the path"
7. Noun. The money risked on a gamble.
Generic synonyms: Gamble
Specialized synonyms: Jackpot, Kitty, Pot, Ante, Kitty, Pool
Group relationships: Pool
Derivative terms: Bet, Wager
8. Verb. Tie or fasten to a stake. "Stake your goat"
9. Noun. A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground.
10. Verb. Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole. "They want to stake the prisoners "; "The enemies were impaled and left to die"
Definition of Stake
1. n. 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. v. t. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
3. n. A territorial division; -- called also stake of Zion.
Definition of Stake
1. 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. ¹
2. Noun. A slender rod, or stick, to be driven into the ground as a mark ¹
3. 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. ¹
4. Noun. The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned. ¹
5. Noun. A share or interest in a business or a given situation (in the sense ''"stake a claim"''). ¹
6. 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. ¹
7. Noun. That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge. ¹
8. Noun. (Mormonism) A territorial division comprising all the Mormons (typically several thousand) in a geographical area. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants. ¹
10. Verb. (transitive) To pierce or wound with a stake. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive) To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge. ¹
12. Verb. (transitive poker) To provide another with money in order to play. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Stake
1. to fasten with a stake (a pointed piece of wood or metal) [v STAKED, STAKING, STAKES]
Medical Definition of Stake
1. 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. Origin: Staked; Staking. 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." Origin: AS. Staca, from the root of E. Stick; akin to OFries. & LG. Stake, D. Staak, Sw. Stake, Dan. Stage. See Stick, and cf. Estacade, Stockade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Stake
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"thence South 69 35' 00" West 768.0 feet to a stake, thence South 12 45' 00" West crossing the Tellico Trail at 297 feet, on top of the Strawberry Knob, ..."
2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"Where a grant called for the east line to extend 320 poles to a stake, then with the line of another numbered grant south 320 polos to a corner, ..."
3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1890)
"Slip ring "A" over this stake, proceed northward with the wire, draw it tight and secure it on the line for the first row of trees by driving a stake ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"Lot 1 & NE cor of Lot 2 set by the Government, at 60.00 chaînes set stake for East line of Lot 1 and at 73.90 chaînes set stake for NE. cor. of Lot 1 and at ..."
5. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1840)
"They arbitrarily adopted the pretended Woodward and Saffrey stake, wherever it might be; without knowing that there was any such stake, or going to see ..."
6. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"... said tract being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake at the northwest corner of the lands formerly owned by ..."