Meaning of stake

Definition of stake

(noun) (law) 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"
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"
instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
the money risked on a gamble
a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
(verb) put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"

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