Stake

Definition of Stake

Pronunciation: stākd
n.1.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 sharpened stake strong Dryas found.
- Dryden.
2.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.
3.The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
4.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.
5.That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
6.(Mormon Ch.) A territorial division; - called also stake of Zion.
At stake
in danger; hazarded; pledged.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
[imp. & p. p. Staked (stākd); p. pr. & vb. n. Staking.]
2.To mark the limits of by stakes; - with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
3.To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays.
- Pope.
4.To pierce or wound with a stake.

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