stake meaning

[ steik ] Pronunciation:   "stake" in a sentence
  • Verb: stake  steyk
    1. Put at risk
      "I will stake my good reputation for this"
      - venture, hazard, adventure, jeopardize, jeopardise [Brit] 
    2. Place a bet on
      - bet on, back, gage [archaic], game, punt 
    3. Mark with a stake
      "stake out the path"
      - post 
    4. Tie or fasten to a stake
      "stake your goat" 
    5. Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
      - impale
    Noun: stake  steyk
    1. (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
      "a stake in the company's future"
      - interest 
    2. 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"
      - post 
    3. Instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning 
    4. The money risked on a gamble
      - stakes, bet, wager 
    5. A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground

    Sounds like: steak

    Derived forms: stakes, staked, staking

    Type of: bet, fasten, fix, gamble, instrument of execution, kill, lay on the line, mark, part, percentage, play, portion, post, put on the line, risk, secure, share, visual signal, wager

    Part of: pool

    Encyclopedia: Stake

  • [Architecture]

    A small anvil used for the working of thin sheet metal, so called because it is supported by a sharp vertical prop which is inserted in a hole in the workbench; the sheet-metal worker may select one of a number of different stakes, the particular shape depending on the task.


    A stick of wood sharpened at one end and set into the ground to act as a boundary marker or to support or hold something.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb



    1 (Finance ) [C, usually sing.]

    money that sb invests in a company:

    The group has a 40% stake in the airline.

    He paid £140 million for a 51% controlling stake in the brewery.

    a controlling/majority/minority stake (in sth)

    ◆ to acquire/buy/sell/take a stake (in sth)

    ◆ to cut/increase/raise/reduce your stake (in sth)

    ◆ to have/hold/own a stake (in sth)

    2 [C]

    something that you risk losing, especially money, when you try to predict the result of a race, etc. or when you are involved in an activity that can succeed or fail:

    How much was the stake

    (= how much did you bet)?

    When you start a new business, the stakes are high, but the rewards can be great.

    3 [sing.]

    an important part or share in a business, plan, etc. that is important to you and that you want to be successful:

    The workers all have a personal stake in the wage negotiations.


    at stake

    that can be won or lost, depending on the success of a particular action:

    Hundreds of jobs are at stake if the firm doesn't win this contract.

    PLAY verb

    verb [+ obj]

    to risk money or sth important on the result of sth:

    The company is staking its future on the success of this product.


    stake (out) a/your claim (to/for/on sth)

    to say or show publicly that you think sth should be yours:

    By taking over its main competitor, the group has staked its claim to be the biggest high-street retailer.

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  1. he has a deep stake in the business.
  2. our children 's education is at stake.
  3. i am staking everything on this card.
  4. "the stake is dead ahead," gil said.
  5. it staked the lives of all human beings.

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