Dictionary Results for stake


1. stake - noun

· (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"

Synonym(s): interest

Hypernym(s): share, portion, part, percentage




2. stake - noun

· a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track); "a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"

Synonym(s): post

Hypernym(s): visual_signal




3. stake - noun

· instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning

Hypernym(s): instrument_of_execution




4. stake - noun

· the money risked on a gamble

Synonym(s): stakes, bet, wager

Hypernym(s): gamble




5. stake - noun

· a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground

Hypernym(s): post




6. stake - verb

· put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"

Synonym(s): venture, hazard, adventure, jeopardize

Hypernym(s): risk, put_on_the_line, lay_on_the_line




7. stake - verb

· place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

Synonym(s): bet_on, back, gage, game, punt

Hypernym(s): bet, wager, play




8. stake - verb

· mark with a stake; "stake out the path"

Synonym(s): post

Hypernym(s): mark




9. stake - verb

· tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




10. stake - verb

· kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"

Synonym(s): impale

Hypernym(s): kill





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