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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

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
J. Donald Walters

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

When I show a film at a festival, I am showing myself. Everything is at stake for me.
Lars von Trier

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

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