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stake

noun

1 stake

law A right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something:
— A stake in the company's future.

synonym: interest.

Roget 807: payment, defrayment; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.    acknowledgment, release; receipt, ... show more

Roget 975: scourge, rod, cane, stick; ratan, rattan; birch, birch rod; azote, blacksnake, bullwhack [U.S.], chicote, kurbash, quirt, ... show more

Roget 780: property, possession, suum cuique [Lat.], meum et tuum [Lat.].    ownership, proprietorship, lordship; seignority; empire etc. (dominion) 737.    interest, stake, ... show more

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Dutch: inzet



2 stake

A pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track):
— The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake.

synonym: post.

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more

Dutch: pool, doelpaal

3 stake

Instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning.

Polish: stos

4 stake

The money risked on a gamble.

synonyms: bet, stakes, wager.

Roget 621: chance etc. 156; lot, fate etc. (necessity) 601; luck; good luck etc. (good) 618; ... show more

Dutch: inzet, pot, weddenschap
Polish: stawka

5 stake

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

Dutch: staak
Polish: kołek

verb

1 stake

Put at risk:
— I will stake my good reputation for this.

synonyms: adventure, hazard, jeopardize, venture.

Roget 665: be in danger etc. adj.; be exposed to danger, run into danger, incur danger, encounter danger etc. n.; run a risk; lay oneself open to etc. (liability) 177; ... show more

Roget 621: chance etc. (hap) 156; stand a chance etc. (be possible) 470.    toss up; cast lots, draw lots; leave to chance, trust to chance, leave to the chapter of accidents, ... show more

Dutch: bedreigen

2 stake

Place a bet on.

synonyms: back, bet on, gage, game, punt.

Dutch: inzetten, zetten

3 stake

Mark with a stake:
— Stake out the path.

synonym: post.

4 stake

Tie or fasten to a stake.

5 stake

Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole.

synonym: impale.


Moby thesaurus: Derby, Kentucky Derby, Kreis, Preakness Stakes, absolute interest, allotment, allowance, angel, ante, ante up, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, at hazard, at stake, ax, back, backing, bailiwick, bank ... show more.

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