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  Definition of stake
  1. instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  2. 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. (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"
  4. the money risked on a gamble
  5. place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I''m betting on the new horse"
  6. kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"
  7. mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
  8. tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
  9. put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
Similar Words: post, interest, stakes, bet, wager, bet on, back, gage, game, punt, impale, venture, hazard, adventure, jeopardize

 

Hyponyms: starting post, winning post, grubstake, controlling interest, insurable interest, vested interest, security interest, terminable interest, undivided interest, undivided right, fee, equity, reversion, right, pot, jackpot, kitty, ante, pool, parlay, double up

 

Entailments: pierce

 

Part Meronyms: pool

 

Derivational Morphology: impale, post, bet, wager, play, bet on, back, gage, game, punt, venture, hazard, adventure, jeopardize, bettor, better, wagerer, punter, gambling, gaming, stakes, impalement, jeopardy, peril, risk, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking, adventurer, venturer, speculation

 

Anagrams: skate, steak, Keats, Skeat

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: hu   Catalan: pal  
Chinese: 鐵砧   Croatian: kolac  
Dutch: staak   French: pieu  
German: Pfahl   Greek: πάσσαλος  
Hungarian: karó   Italian: palo  
Japanese:   Korean: 말뚝  
Malay: galah   Polish: pal  
Portuguese: estaca   Romanian: par  
Russian: кол   Spanish: estaca  
Swedish: stör   Turkish: kazık  
 
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