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Definition of Stake

Stake

  1. A territorial division; -- called also stake of Zion.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
  5. 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.
  6. That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
  7. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
  8. To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
  9. To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
  10. To pierce or wound with a stake.

Stake Quotations

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Martin Luther

God's plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple - one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we're busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone's eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you'll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.
Charles Stanley

No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.
H. G. Wells

All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth. And that's where it turns demonic. Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake.
John Shelby Spong
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Stake Translations

stake in Dutch is stijl, paal, post, deurpost
stake in German is Marterpfahl, Beteiligung {f}, Einsatz, Anteil {m}
stake in Italian is stanga, missione
stake in Latin is talea
stake in Portuguese is estaca
stake in Spanish is poste, puesta
stake in Swedish is stake, insats, satsa