Stake

  • 1 Stake — may refer to: * A stake is a long, pointed object thrust into the ground. Stakes have many applications, such as slaying vampires, demarcating a small plot of land, anchoring guy ropes for a tent or other portable structure, or slowly releasing… …

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  • 2 stake — Ⅰ. stake [1] ► NOUN 1) a strong post with a point at one end, driven into the ground to support a tree, form part of a fence, etc. 2) (the stake) historical a wooden post to which a person was tied before being burned alive. ► VERB 1) support (a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 Stake — (st[=a]k), n. [AS. staca, from the root of E. stick; akin to OFries. & LG. stake, D. staak, Sw. stake, Dan. stage. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Estacade}, {Stockade}.] 1. A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 @stake — @stake, Inc. was a computer security professional services company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded in 1999 by Battery Ventures (Tom Crotty, Sunil Dhaliwal, and Scott Tobin) and Ted Julian. Its initial core team of… …

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  • 5 Stake — Stake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staked} (st[=a]kd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staking}.] 1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants. [1913 Webster] 2. To mark the limits of by stakes; with out; as, to stake out land; to stake… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 stake — [stāk] n. [ME < OE staca, akin to Frank * stakka: see STICK] 1. a length of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground, as for marking a boundary, supporting a plant, etc. 2. a) the post to which a person was tied for… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 stake — n 1: the subject matter (as property or an obligation) of an interpleader 2: an interest or share in an esp. commercial undertaking Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 stake — [n1] pole pale, paling, picket, post, rod, spike, stave, stick; concepts 471,479 stake [n2] bet, wager ante, chance, hazard, peril, pledge, pot, risk, venture; concept 329 stake [n3] share, investment award, claim, concern, interest, involvem …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Stake — Sf Pfahl, Stocherstange per. Wortschatz ndd. (15. Jh.) Stammwort. Übernommen aus dem Niederdeutschen: Mndd. stake, mndl. stake m., in hochdeutscher Form ahd. stah Spießhirsch . Ferner ae. staca m. Stange und wohl auch verbaut in gt. hleiþra… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 10 Stake — Stake, im Wasserbau, s.v.w. Buhne …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Stake — (stehk), engl., der Einsatz beim Spiele und bei Wetten …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 12 stake — *bet, wager, pot, ante …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 stake — ▪ I. stake stake 1 [steɪk] noun 1. [countable] FINANCE money risked or invested in a business: • He has a stake in some liquid assets that could be used for income or held on to as a safety net. • Analysts expect the company to …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 stake — stake1 W3 [steık] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 at stake 2¦(company/business)¦ 3 have a stake in something 4¦(money risked)¦ 5 high stakes 6¦(pointed stick)¦ 7 the stake 8 in the popularity/fashion etc stakes 9 (be prepared to) go to the stake for/over something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 stake — stake1 [ steık ] noun ** 1. ) count a wooden or metal post with a pointed end that is used for supporting or marking something a ) the stake a thick wooden pole that someone was tied to and burned in the past as a punishment: be burned at the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 stake — I UK [steɪk] / US noun Word forms stake : singular stake plural stakes ** 1) a) [countable] business the part of a business that you own because you have invested money in it stake in: They took a 40% stake in the company last year. a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 stake — I n. piece of wood 1) to drive a stake (into the ground) 2) to plant a stake (in the ground) post 3) (to burn smb.) at the stake share 4) to have a stake in smt. risk 5) at stake (our whole future is at stake) II v. (D; tr.) to stake to (to stake …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 stake — 1 noun 1 SHARP POST (C) a pointed piece of wood, metal etc that is pushed into the ground to hold a rope, mark a particular place etc 2 the stake a post to which a person was tied in former times to be killed by being burnt: burn sb at the stake …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 stake — {{11}}stake (n.1) pointed stick or post, O.E. staca, from P.Gmc. *stakon (Cf. O.N. stiaki, Du. staak, Ger. stake), from PIE root *steg pole, stick. The Germanic word has been borrowed in Spanish (estaca), Old French (estaque), and Italian stacca) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 stake — [[t]ste͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ stakes, staking, staked 1) PHRASE If something is at stake, it is being risked and might be lost or damaged if you are not successful. The tension was naturally high for a game with so much at stake... At stake is the success… …

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