Associations to the word «Stake»


STAKE, 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 marker or a support or stay.
STAKE, noun. (croquet) A piece of wood driven in the ground, placed in the middle of the court, that is used as the finishing point after scoring 12 hoops in croquet.
STAKE, noun. A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, flat car, flatbed trailer, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
STAKE, noun. (with definite article) The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned.
STAKE, noun. A share or interest in a business or a given situation.
STAKE, noun. That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
STAKE, 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.
STAKE, noun. (Mormonism) A territorial division comprising all the Mormons (typically several thousand) in a geographical area.
STAKE, verb. (transitive) To fasten, support, defend, or delineate with stakes.
STAKE, verb. (transitive) To pierce or wound with a stake.
STAKE, verb. (transitive) To put at risk upon success in competition, or upon a future contingency.
STAKE, verb. (transitive) To provide another with money in order to engage in an activity as betting or a business venture.
STAKE A CLAIM, verb. (idiomatic) (usually with to) To take an action that asserts a property right in something.
STAKE BOAT, noun. A boat used to mark the start line in a sailing race.
STAKE OF ZION, noun. (Mormonism) A territorial subdivision of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consisting of several wards and, possibly, branches.
STAKE OUT, verb. (transitive) To mark off the limits by stakes; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
STAKE OUT, verb. (intransitive) (croquet) To end the game by hitting the stake peg in the middle of the court.

Dictionary definition

STAKE, noun. (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".
STAKE, noun. 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".
STAKE, noun. Instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning.
STAKE, noun. The money risked on a gamble.
STAKE, noun. A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground.
STAKE, verb. Put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this".
STAKE, verb. Place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse".
STAKE, verb. Mark with a stake; "stake out the path".
STAKE, verb. Tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat".
STAKE, verb. Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die".

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