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Definitions of stake:
  • noun:   instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  • noun:   the money risked on a gamble
  • noun:   a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    Example: "The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"
  • noun:   (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    Example: "A stake in the company's future"
  • verb:   mark with a stake
    Example: "Stake out the path"
  • verb:   tie or fasten to a stake
    Example: "Stake your goat"
  • verb:   kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
  • verb:   put at risk
    Example: "I will stake my good reputation for this"
  • verb:   place a bet on
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #21214)

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