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Definition of Stake

  • 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.
  • A stick inserted upright in a loop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
  • The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
  • 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.
  • That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
  • A territorial division; -- called also stake of Zion.
  • To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
  • To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
  • To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
  • To pierce or wound with a stake.
  • a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
  • instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  • a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
  • (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
  • the money risked on a gamble
  • place a bet on
  • kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
  • mark with a stake
  • tie or fasten to a stake
  • put at risk

How to use stake in a sentence. Stake pronunciation.

On the 6th of July, 1415, the Bohemian Reformer, John Hus, was burned at the stake.
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That the millions of people who enjoyed drinking, to whom it was a cherished source of refreshment, recuperation, and sociability, had any stake in the matter, the agitators never for a moment acknowledged; if a man stood out against Prohibition he was not the champion of the millions who enjoyed drink, but the servant of the interests who sold drink.
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The poor musician, whose all was at stake, looked on the assembly with rejoicing eyes, but perhaps with a little trembling lest his "magic" should not work as perfectly as at rehearsals.
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Sandy and I were getting ready to anchor the _Pumpkin Seed_ up the river for the turning stake on the day of the race, when Polly and his ant-eater came down the hill.
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Here, as he lay among the weeds, nothing was visible of him above their tops but his two ears, which might easily have been taken for two stakes, or the roots of an upturned stump.
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And this it is that makes me sometimes doubt in my own mind, whether a divine, or a philosopher, and such men of exact and tender prudence and conscience, are fit to write history: for how can they stake their reputation upon a popular faith?
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Well, brother, feeling myself insulted, I put my hand into my pocket, in order to pull out money, intending to challenge him to fight for a five-shilling stake, but merely found sixpence, having left all my other money at the tent; which sixpence was just sufficient to pay for the beer which Sylvester and myself were drinking, of whom I couldn't hope to borrow anything-'poor as Sylvester' being a by-word amongst us.
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He instinctively felt for the little card case containing that solitary twenty-pound note; it was a gentleman's stake after all.
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Every teacher must come to realize that "Mormonism" is at stake when he teaches.
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Scores of teachers have testified that the associations they have enjoyed as members of a local board, stake board, or general board, are among the happiest of their lives.
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A certain vigor of attack that seems to go directly to the point at stake, putting at rest all other business and making discipline unnecessary, is what twentieth century young people seem to like.
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The president of one of our stakes made the remark once that he believed only a few of the men and women of his stake really pray.
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A member of the stake presidency in one of the stakes in southern Utah, in discussing this matter a short time ago, remarked that in his family of four boys one very definitely had decided to become a farmer and was already busy at getting acquainted with the details of the work; a second boy was devoted to music and voiced a very vigorous protest against farming; the third son was so bashful and reticent that he hadn't given expression to any notion of preference; the fourth, a happy-go-lucky sort of chap, free and noisy in his cutting up about the place, wasn't worrying about what he was to do in life-he just didn't want anything to do with strenuous effort.
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When life is at stake, interest runs high.
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One of the most interesting classes the writer has ever visited was a theological class in the Granite Stake.
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Then his eye caught a double line of stakes set at intervals and running the full length of the pond, marking out the two sides of the cut.
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We'll stake out the post holes and show you the size we want them dug.
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As the elevation of the ground at the northwest corner was the highest, they set a grade stake with the top six inches above the ground at that point and from this stake set other stakes at ten-foot intervals in the center of the footings all around the building, using the twelve-foot level board and mason's level to establish the correct elevation.
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Between the grade stakes they now dug out a section the full width of the footings and about three feet long, and located the exact bottom of the trench by measuring down three feet from the under side of the level board as it rested on two of the grade stakes.
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By the time Tony had dumped the three barrows of concrete into the trench, Bob had another batch ready for the machine, and while this was being mixed Tony leveled off the concrete in the trench even with the grade stakes, set in the trench six inches above the bottom.
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Examples of Stake

Example #1
But those who had silenced him could not unsay his message, and at last there drew together a little body of earnest men, who agreed to accept the Bible as their only standard of faith and practice, and established a strict discipline which should keep their lives in the simplicity, purity, and brotherly love of the early Apostolic Church.
Example #2
But while the Salzburgers received so much sympathy and kindness in Germany on account of their distress, other exiled Protestants, whose story was no less touching, were being treated with scant courtesy and consideration.
Example #3
This preposterous fiction was allowed to pass current with but little challenge; and many a public man who might have stood out against the Anti-Saloon League's power over the ballot-box cowered at the thought of the moral reprobation which a courageous stand against Prohibition might bring down upon him.
Example #4
Throughout the entire agitation, it was the invariable habit of Prohibition advocates to stigmatize the anti-Prohibition forces as representing nothing but the "liquor interests.
Example #5
After some playing by himself and his two little children, all stepped back, and, at the word of command, the instrument repeated the whole symphony.
Example #6
Its wonders were set forth in glowing terms, and a large audience gathered at the appointed time to witness its performance.