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Definitions of stake

  1. put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the money risked on a gamble Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. mark with a stake; "stake out the path" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To pierce or wound with a stake. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. A territorial division; - called also stake of Zion. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A post or strong stick sharpened at one end and fixed in the ground; formerly, a post to which a person condemned to be burnt was secured: hence, death by such burning; that which is pledged, wagered, or risked for loss or gain; the prize in any contest; small anvil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; mark out the limits of, with stakes; wager or pledge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. 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: anything pledged in a wager. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To fasten, or pierce with a stake: to mark the bounds of with stakes: to wager: to hazard. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. A sharpened stick or post; post to which persons were fastened to be tortured or burnt; martyrdom; anything pledged in a wager; pledge; interest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To fasten or pierce with a stake; mark the bounds of with stakes; wager; hazard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To fasten by means of a stake. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To mark off with stakes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A stick or post sharpened for driving into the ground. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A post to which a person was bound to be burned alive; martyrdom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To put at hazard; wager; risk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Something wagered; a prize for competition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. An interest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A small piece of wood sharpened at one end and set, or to be set, in the ground; a palisade; the piece of timber to which a martyr is fastened when he is to be burned; martyrdom; that which is pledged or wagered; the state of being pledged as a wager; a small anvil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; to mark the limits by stakes; to wager; to pledge; to pierce with a stake. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A post or slab of wood sharpened at one end and firmly set in the ground, to which anything may be fastened; a piece of rough wood forming one of the uprights of a fence; martyrdom, because martyrs were bound to stakes when burnt; anything placed in the hands of another, particularly money, to wait the result of a wager. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To mark the limits off by stakes; to wager; to pledge; to hazard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. A stick inserted upright in a loop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off. dictgcide_fs
  39. 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. dictgcide_fs
  40. A territorial division; called also stake of Zion. dictgcide_fs
  41. To mark the limits of by stakes; with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road. dictgcide_fs
  42. st[=a]k, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Stick sharpened at one end& driven into ground as support, boundary-mark, &c.; post to which person is bound to be burnt alive, (fig.) death by burning, as was condemned to, suffered at, the s.; tinsmith\'s small anvil fixed on bench by pointed prop; money &c. wagered on an event, esp. deposited with third party (stakeholder) by each of those who make a wager, (pl.) money to be contended for esp. in horse-race, (pl.) such race, as maiden, trial, ss.; have a s. in the country, be materially concerned in its welfare e.g. as landowner; (fig.) principle &c. contended for, as consider the immensity of the s.; at s., at issue, in question, risked, as life itself is at s.; s.-boat (anchored to mark course for boat-race &c.); s.-net, fishing-net hung on ss. (Vb) fasten, secure, support, with s. or ss.; mark off, out, (area) with ss.; wager, risk, (money &c. on event &c.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. A small anvil. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  45. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A stick pointed at one end so as easily to be pushed into the ground ;-especially, the piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed while he was burning ; hence, martyrdom by fire ;-that which is laid down as a wager or prize ;-the state of being pledged; -pl. Sums of money to be run, contested, or fought for, as in racing, wrestling, boxing, sailing, swimming, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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