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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.

Stake Quotations

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze.

Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.
Kailash Satyarthi

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

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

On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America - and our one million member activists - I am honored to be here to talk to you about what's at stake for women in 2012. I am proud to say that the Democratic Party believes that women have the right to choose a safe, legal abortion with dignity and privacy.
Nancy Keenan
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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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