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Definition of 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.
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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