Definition Of stake


a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end, driven into the ground to support a tree, form part of a fence, act as a boundary mark, etc..

A row of more than 15 bricks, pieces of concrete, metal poles, wooden stakes and a traffic cone were balanced on the track in a blatant act of sabotage.

a sum of money or something else of value gambled on the outcome of a risky game or venture.

playing dice for high stakes

a territorial division of the Mormon Church under the jurisdiction of a president.

Congregations are organized into stakes and districts, which belong to a temple district.

a wooden post to which a person was tied before being burned alive as a punishment.

Opinions and beliefs which are popular need no protection - it's the hard and unpopular ones that people get stoned and burned at the stake for.

gamble (money or something else of value) on the outcome of a game or race.

one gambler staked everything he'd got and lost

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Example Of stake

  • A few decades earlier Bruno had been found guilty of heresy, and then burned at the stake , for suggesting that Earth may not be the only place in the universe that harbors life.

  • A financial restructuring in May last year raised £1.6 million and lease obligations were converted into a 6.8 per cent share stake .

  • A group of seven airlines, including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, has taken a 46 per cent stake in the system.

  • A mediator is someone who does not have a stake in the business - a dispassionate third-party who can solve particularly sticky issues.

  • A number of Lake District private investors have taken a 30 per cent stake in the business, freeing up cash for further growth.

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