Definitions for stake

Definitions for (noun) stake

Main entry: stake

Definition: a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground

Main entry: stake

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

Main entry: stake, post

Definition: a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)

Usage: a pair of posts marked the goal; the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

Main entry: stake, interest

Definition: (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

Usage: they have interests all over the world; a stake in the company's future

Main entry: stake, stakes, bet, wager

Definition: the money risked on a gamble

Definitions for (verb) stake

Main entry: punt, stake, gage, game, back, bet on

Definition: place a bet on

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

Main entry: impale, stake

Definition: kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

Usage: the enemies were impaled and left to die

Main entry: stake, post

Definition: mark with a stake

Usage: stake out the path

Main entry: stake

Definition: tie or fasten to a stake

Usage: stake your goat

Main entry: jeopardize, adventure, stake, hazard, venture

Definition: put at risk

Usage: I will stake my good reputation for this

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