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Definition 1: a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground - [noun denoting artifact]

(stake is a kind of ...) an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

"he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"

Definition 2: instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning - [noun denoting artifact]

(stake is a kind of ...) an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person

Definition 3: a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where stake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a pair of posts marked the goal
  • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

Synonyms for stake in the sense of this definition

(stake is a kind of ...) a signal that involves visual communication

(... is a kind of stake ) a post marking the starting point of a race (especially a horse race)

(... is a kind of stake ) the post at the end of a racecourse

Definition 4: the money risked on a gamble - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for stake in the sense of this definition

(stake is a kind of ...) money that is risked for possible monetary gain

(... is a kind of stake ) the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

(... is a kind of stake ) (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

(... is a kind of stake ) the combined stakes of the betters

(... is part of stake) any communal combination of funds

"everyone contributed to the pool"

Definition 5: (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where stake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they have interests all over the world
  • a stake in the company's future

Synonyms for stake in the sense of this definition

(stake is a kind of ...) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

"he wanted his share in cash"

(... is a kind of stake ) (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing

"mineral rights" "film rights"

(... is a kind of stake ) (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)

(... is a kind of stake ) the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation

(... is a kind of stake ) an interest in land capable of being inherited

(... is a kind of stake ) the interest in property owned by tenants whereby each tenant has an equal right to enjoy the entire property

(... is a kind of stake ) an interest in property that terminates under specific conditions

(... is a kind of stake ) any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation

(... is a kind of stake ) (law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another

(... is a kind of stake ) an interest in a person or thing that will support the issuance of an insurance policy; an interest in the survival of the insured or in the preservation of the thing that is insured

(... is a kind of stake ) ownership of more than 50% of a corporation's voting shares

(... is a kind of stake ) funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits

(stake belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: place a bet on - [verb of competition]

Samples where stake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Which horse are you backing?
  • I'm betting on the new horse

Synonyms for stake in the sense of this definition

(stake is a kind of ...) stake on the outcome of an issue

"I bet $100 on that new horse" "She played all her money on the dark horse"

(... is a kind of stake ) place one's stake

(... is a kind of stake ) stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager

Definition 7: mark with a stake - [verb of contact]

Samples where stake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stake out the path

Synonyms for stake in the sense of this definition

(stake is a kind of ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

Definition 8: tie or fasten to a stake - [verb of contact]

Samples where stake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stake your goat

(stake is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 9: kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole - [verb of contact]

Samples where stake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the enemies were impaled and left to die

Synonyms for stake in the sense of this definition

(stake is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(stake implies ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Samples where stake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I will stake my good reputation for this

Synonyms for stake in the sense of this definition

(stake is a kind of ...) expose to a chance of loss or damage

"We risked losing a lot of money in this venture" "Why risk your life?" "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

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