|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|
"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)|
"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|
"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|
"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|