1. [ verb ] put at risk
Synonyms: jeopardize hazard adventure venture

"I will stake my good reputation for this"

Related terms: risk hazard speculation adventurer
2. [ verb ] (games) place a bet on
Synonyms: bet_on game gage punt back

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

Related terms: bet parlay ante bettor
3. [ noun ] a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
Synonyms: interest

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

Related terms: share controlling_interest undivided_interest vested_interest security_interest terminable_interest grubstake fee equity reversion right insurable_interest law
4. [ noun ] instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
Related terms: instrument_of_execution impale
5. [ noun ] a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
Synonyms: post

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

Related terms: visual_signal winning_post starting_post
6. [ verb ] mark with a stake
Synonyms: post

"stake out the path"

Related terms: mark post
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 21214
8. [ verb ] tie or fasten to a stake

"stake your goat"

Related terms: fasten post
9. [ verb ] kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
Synonyms: impale

"the enemies were impaled and left to die"

Related terms: kill pierce
10. [ noun ] (business) the money risked on a gamble
Synonyms: bet wager stakes
Related terms: gamble pot ante pool pool bet_on venture
Similar spelling:   stoke