law A right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something:
— A stake in the company's future.
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.
Dutch: doelpaal, pool
Instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning.
The money risked on a gamble.
Dutch: inzet, pot, weddenschap
A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground.
Put at risk:
— I will stake my good reputation for this.
Mark with a stake:
— Stake out the path.
Tie or fasten to a stake.
Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole.
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