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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

The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is 'write what you know,' and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, 'You can write about anything you can imagine.'
Tom Robbins

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

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