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stake Explained

stake at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[steık]

stake at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 n ----------//
1 at stake:
2 company/business:
3 have a stake in something:
4 money risked:
5 high stakes:
6 pointed stick:
7 the stake:
8 in the popularity/fashion etc stakes:
9 (be prepared to) go to the stake for/over something:
10 pull up stakes: ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: staca 'sharp post']//
1 at stake: if something that you value very much is at stake, you will lose it if a plan or action is not successful// --They have to win the contract - thousands of jobs are at stake.// --National pride is at stake in next week's game against England.//
2 COMPANY/BUSINESS: [C] if you have a stake in a business, you have invested money in it// hold/have a stake in sth // --He holds a 51% stake in the firm.//
3 have a stake in sth: if you have a stake in something, you will get advantages if it is successful, and you feel that you have an important connection with it// --Young people don't feel they have a stake in the country's future.//
4 MONEY RISKED: [C] money that you risk as the result of a horse race, card game etc// --For a dollar stake, you can win up to $1,000,000.//
5 high stakes: a) if the stakes are high when you are trying to do something, you risk losing a lot or it will be dangerous if you fail// --Climbing is a dangerous sport and the stakes are high .// b) if the stakes are high when you are doing something such as playing a card game, you risk losing a lot of money// --We're playing for high stakes here.//
6 POINTED STICK: [C] a pointed piece of wood, metal etc, especially one that is pushed into the ground to support something or mark a particular place// --tent stakes// -- Drive two stakes into the ground about three feet apart.//
7 the stake: a post to which a person was tied in former times before being killed by burning// --Suspected witches were burnt at the stake .//
8 in the popularity/fashion etc stakes: used when saying how popular, fashionable etc someone or something is// --Ben wouldn't score very highly in the popularity stakes.//
9 (be prepared to) go to the stake for/over sth: BrE to be willing to do anything to protect or defend an idea, or belief// --That's my opinion, but I wouldn't go to the stake for it.//
10 pull up stakes: also up stakes BrE informal to leave your job or home// --We're going to pull up stakes and move to Montana.//
stake 2 v [T]
1 to risk losing something that is valuable or important to you on the result of something: stake sth on sb/sth// --Kevin is staking his reputation on the success of the project.// --Jim staked his whole fortune on one card game.//
2 I'd stake my life on it: spoken used when saying that you are completely sure that something is true, or that something will happen// --I'm sure that's Jesse - I'd stake my life on it.//
3 also stake up : to support something with stakes// --Young trees have to be staked.//
4 also stake off : to mark or enclose an area of ground with stakes// --A corner of the field has been staked off.//
5 stake (out) a claim: to say publicly that you think you have a right to have or own something// stake (out) a claim to// --Both countries staked a claim to the islands.// stake out [stake sth → out] phr v//
1 to watch a place secretly and continuously: stakeout// --Police officers have been staking out the warehouse for weeks.//
2 to mark or control a particular area so that you can have it or use it: --We went to the show early to stake out a good spot.//
3 to state your opinions about something in a way that shows how your ideas are clearly separate from other people's ideas: --Johnson staked out the differences between himself and the other candidates.//

stake at Swedish => English Of Explained:

stake

stake at Swedish => english Of Explained:

picket, stake

stake at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

298 Moby Thesaurus words for "stake":
Derby, Kentucky Derby, Kreis, Preakness Stakes, absolute interest,
allotment, allowance, angel, ante, ante up, archbishopric,
archdiocese, arrondissement, at hazard, at stake, ax, back,
backing, bailiwick, bank, bankroll, benefit, bet, bet on, big end,
bigger half, bishopric, bit, bite, block, bond, book, borough,
bottomry, budget, cage, call, canton, capitalization, capitalize,
caution, caution money, chain, chance, chase, chunk, circumscribe,
city, claim, close in, close off, collateral, collateral security,
column, commission, common, commune, concern, concerned, confine,
congressional district, constablewick, contingent,
contingent interest, county, cover, cross, cut, deal, death chair,
death chamber, deficit financing, define, delimit, delineate,
demarcate, depart, departement, deposit, destiny, diocese,
district, dividend, dole, drop, duchy, easement,
electoral district, electorate, electric chair, emigrate, enclose,
end, equal share, equitable interest, equity, estate, fade, fasten,
fate, fence, finance, financial backing, financial support,
financing, flat race, forfeit, fund, funding, gallows,
gallows-tree, gamble, game, gas chamber, gibbet, go bail,
government, grubstake, guillotine, half, halter, halver, hamlet,
handbook, handicap, handicap race, handsel, harness race, hazard,
helping, hem in, hemp, hempen collar, hitch, hock, holding,
horse race, hot seat, hundred, hurdle race, hypothecate,
impignorate, impound, in jeopardy, interest, investment, involved,
involvement, jackpot, jeopardize, jeopardized, kitty, lash, lay,
lay a wager, lay down, leash, leave, leg, lethal chamber,
limitation, lot, magistracy, maiden, make a bet, margin, mark off,
mark out, measure, meed, meet a bet, mess, metropolis,
metropolitan area, migrate, modicum, moiety, mortgage, move on,
noose, oblast, okrug, on the table, outline, pale, paling,
palisade, parish, parlay, part, pass, patronization, patronize,
pawn, pay for, peg, pen, percentage, picket, piece, pike, pile,
pillar, plate race, play, play against, pledge, plunge, pole, pool,
portion, post, pot, precinct, principality, proportion,
provide for, province, provision of capital, pull up stakes, punt,
purse race, put, put in hock, put in pawn, put up, quantum,
quarter-horse race, quota, rake-off, ration, refinance, region,
resettle, riding, right, right of entry, risk, risked, rope,
scaffold, secure, see, segment, set up, settlement, shank, share,
sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shot, shrievalty, shut in, slice,
small share, soke, spike, spile, sponsor, sponsorship, spout,
stake out, stake race, stakes, stand pat, state, stave,
steeplechase, stick, stock, strict settlement, subsidize, subsidy,
support, sweep, sweepstake, sweepstakes, territory, tether,
the chair, tie up, tiger, title, town, township, tree,
trotting race, trust, upright, use, venture, vested interest,
village, wager, wall in, wapentake, ward

stake at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Connection): {Connecting media}: pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, pawl, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, latch, bolt, hook, lock, padlock, rivet, anchor, stake, post.

[N] (Security): security, guaranty, warranty, bond, pledge, plight, collateral, mortgage, lien, stake, deposit, promise, bail.

[N] (Property): property, possession, ownership, proprietorship, empire, dominion, interest, stake, estate, right, title, claim.

stake at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun
1 [C] a wooden or metal post that is pointed at one end and pushed into the ground in order to support sth, mark a particular place, etc:
Tall plants can be secured by tying them to stakes.
2 (the stake) [sing.] a wooden post that sb could be tied to in former times before being burnt to death (= killed by fire) as a punishment:
Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.
3 [C] money that sb invests in a company:
a 20% stake in the business * a controlling / majority / minority stake
4 [sing.] ~ in sth an important part or share in a business, plan, etc. that is important to you and that you want to be successful:
She has a personal stake in the success of the play. * Many young people no longer feel they have a stake in society.
5 [C, usually pl.] something that you risk losing, especially money, when you try to predict the result of a race, game, etc., or when you are involved in an activity that can succeed or fail:
They were playing cards for high stakes (= a lot of money). * With only two points separating the top five players, the stakes are high as they enter the final round.
6 (stakes) [pl.] the money that is paid to the winners in horse racing
7 (stakes) [U] used in the names of some horse races
IDIOMS
at stake that can be won or lost, depending on the success of a particular action:
We cannot afford to take risks when peoples' lives are at stake * The prize at stake is a place in the final.
go to the stake over / for sth to be prepared to do anything in order to defend your opinions or beliefs:
He would have gone to the stake for his belief in his daughter's innocence.
in the ...stakes used to say how much of a particular quality a person has, as if they were in a competition in which some people are more successful than others:
John doesn't do too well in the personality stakes.
verb [VN]
1 ~ sth (on sth) to risk money or sth important on the result of sth:
He staked 」25 on the favourite (= for example, in horse racing). * She staked her political career on tax reform, and lost. * That's him over there-I'd stake my life on it (= I am completely confident).
2 ~ sth (up) to support sth with a stake:
to stake newly planted trees
IDIOMS
stake (out) a / your claim (to / for / on sth) to say or show publicly that you think sth should be yours:
Adams staked his claim for a place in the Olympic team with his easy win yesterday.
PHRASAL VERBS
stake sth<->out
1 to clearly mark the limits of sth that you claim is yours
2 to state your opinion, position, etc. on sth very clearly:
The President staked out his position on the issue.
3 to watch a place secretly, especially for signs of illegal activity:
Detectives had been staking out the house for several weeks.
related noun STAKE-OUT

Stake at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stake \Stake\, n. (Mormon Ch.)
A territorial division; -- called also {stake of Zion}.

Every city, or ``stake,'' including a chief town and
surrounding towns, has its president, with two
counselors; and this president has a high council of
chosen men. --Schaff-Herzog
Encyc.

Stake \Stake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Staking}.]
1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake
vines or plants.

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. --Spectator.

Stake \Stake\, n. [AS. staca, from the root of E. stick; akin to
OFries. & LG. stake, D. staak, Sw. stake, Dan. stage. See
{Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Estacade}, {Stockade}.]
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 lop, 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.

{At stake}, in danger; hazarded; pledged. ``I see my
reputation is at stake.'' --Shak.

stake at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

@stake

A computer security development group and
consultancy dedicated to researching and documenting security
flaws that exist in {operating systems}, {network}
{protocols}, or software.

@stake publishes information about security flaws through
advisories, research reports, and tools. They release the
information and tools to help system administrators, users,
and software and hardware vendors better secure their
systems.

L0pht merged with @stake in January 2000.

{@stake home (http://www.atstake.com/research/redirect.html)}.

(2003-06-12)

stake at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

stake
n 1: (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" [syn:
{interest}]
2: 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" [syn: {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 [syn: {stakes}, {bet}, {wager}]

stake
v 1: put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
[syn: {venture}, {hazard}, {adventure}, {jeopardize}]
2: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting
on the new horse" [syn: {bet on}, {back}, {gage}, {game},
{punt}]
3: mark with a stake; "stake out the path" [syn: {post}]
4: tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
5: kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies
were impaled and left to die" [syn: {impale}]

stake at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /steɪk/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-stake.ogg|Audio (US)


  • Homophones: steak
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪk

    Etymology

    Old English staca

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A piece of wood or other material, 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.
    1. : A sharpened stake strong Dryas found. --Category: w - :Dryden.|Dryden
    2. : A piece of wood driven in the ground used in the game of croquet. The stake, often referred to as the peg, is placed in the middle of the court and is used as the finishing point after scoring 12 hoops in croquet.
    3. A slender rod, or stick, to be driven into the ground as a mark
    4. We have stakes at all four corners of this field, to mark exactly its borders.
    5. A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
    6. Inter: qualifier » with definite article The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned.
    7. : Thomas Cranmer was burnt at the stake.
    8. A share or interest in a business or a given situation (in the sense "stake a claim").
    9. A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, as used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
    10. That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
    11. Inter: Mormonis » m A territorial division comprising all the Mormons (typically several thousand) in a geographical area.
    12. : Every city, or stake, including a chief town and surrounding towns, has its president, with two counselors; and this president has a high council of chosen men. - Schaff-Herzog Encyc.

      Derived terms

      * burn at the stake

  • pull up stakes
  • stake of Zion

    Related terms

    * Inter: sense » wager or pledge at stake

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » piece of wood
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|hu
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|кол|m|tr=kol|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|кол|m|tr=kol|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: pal {{m}}, estaca {{f}}
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|木樁|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|木桩|tr=mùzhuāng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kůl|m, Inter: t- » cs|tyčka|f, Inter: t- » cs|kolík|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|staak
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|paliso, Inter: t- » eo|paliseto
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|seiväs, Inter: t+ » fi|paalu, Inter: t+ » fi|tolppa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pieu|m, Inter: t+ » fr|pal|m, Inter: t+ » fr|tuteur|m, Inter: t+ » fr|jalon|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Pfahl|m, Inter: t+ » de|Pflock|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πάσσαλος|n, Inter: t+ » el|παλούκι|m|tr=paloúki
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|karó
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|paliso
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|cuaille|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|palo|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|棒|tr=ぼう, bō|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|杭|tr=くい, kui|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|말뚝|tr=malttuk|sc=Kore
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|talea|f|alt=tālea, Inter: t- » la|palus|m|alt=pālus, Inter: t- » la|stilus|m, Inter: t- » la|sudis|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|miets|m
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Poul|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|кол|m|tr=kol|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|galah
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|stake|m, Inter: t- » no|påle|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|pal|m, Inter: t- » pl|kół|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|estaca|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|par|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кол|m|tr=kol, Inter: t+ » ru|столб|m|tr=stolb, Inter: t+ » ru|подпорка|f|tr=podpórka, Inter: t+ » ru|колышек|m|tr=kólyšek|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » small, tent stake
    • Sardinian:
    • : Gallurese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdn|stantagliu
    • : Logudorese Sardinian: Inter: tø » src|albaranu, Inter: tø » src|longupànte
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|stob|m
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|колац|m, Inter: t- » sh|kolac|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|kôl|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estaca|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stör, Inter: t+ » sv|påle
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kazık
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|кіл|m|tr=kil|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » upright stick to prevent goods falling off a cart
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tolppa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|щеколда|f|tr=ščekólda, Inter: t+ » ru|кол|m|tr=kol|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kůl|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|fosto
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|paalu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pieu|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Marterpfahl|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|rogo
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|påle|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|столб|m|tr=stolb
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|påle

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » share or interest in a business
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|interessent
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|osuus
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|partecipazione, Inter: t+ » it|interesse
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|aksje|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|доля|f|tr=dólja, Inter: t+ » ru|процент|m|tr=procént, Inter: t+ » ru|участие|n|tr=učástije, Inter: t+ » ru|пай|m|tr=paj|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|participación

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » wager or pledge
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|panos
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|enjeu|m, Inter: t+ » fr|mise|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|posta, Inter: t- » it|in gioco, Inter: t- » it|in palio


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|interesse|m, Inter: t- » no|risiko|m
  • Polish: stawka {{f}}
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ставка|f|tr=stávka

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Mormonism
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kůl|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кол|m|tr=kol

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » stak|ing
  • Inter: transitiv » e To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To pierce or wound with a stake.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
    3. : I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays. -- Category: w - :Alexander Pope|Alexander Pope.
    4. Inter: transitive » poker To provide another with money in order to play.
    5. : John went broke, so in order to play Jill had to stake him

      Derived terms

      * stake a claim

      Related terms

      * stake out

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » To fasten, support, or defend with stakes

  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|укреплять|tr=ukr'epl'át' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|укрепить|tr=ukr'epít' Inter: pf » .; Inter: t+ » ru|подпирать|tr=podpir'át', Inter: t+ » ru|подпереть|tr=podp'er'ét'

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estacar


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To pierce or wound with a stake
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estacar


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To put at hazard upon the issue of competition
    • Russian: ставить на карту, ставить на кон


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|poner en juego

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 賭, 赌
    • Inter: ttbc » de: anpflocken, anbinden, hochbinden, pfählen
    • Inter: ttbc » it: picchettare, scommettere
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: estacar


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » es: estacar
  • Inter: ttbc » sh: kolac
  • Inter: ttbc » sl: grmada

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * Keats
    • skate
    • steak
    • takes


    Dutch

    Verb

    Inter: head » nl
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » n=sg|t=past|m=subj|steken
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » n=sg|t=pres|m=subj|staken

      Anagrams

      * kaste


    Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • (short for ljusstake) candlestick
    1. Inter: vulgar » lang=sv erection
    2. Inter: vulgar » lang=sv erect penis
    3. Inter: slang » uncountable|lang=sv guts, spine; courage, assertiveness

      Declension

      Inter: sv-noun-reg-ar » 2=stak

      Related terms

      * ljusstake

  • adventsljusstake

  • Translation: et » stake
    Translation: fa » stake
    Translation: fr » stake
    Translation: ko » stake
    Translation: io » stake
    Translation: it » stake
    Translation: kn » stake
    Translation: lo » stake
    Translation: lv » stake
    Translation: hu » stake
    Translation: mg » stake
    Translation: my » stake
    Translation: pl » stake
    Translation: ru » stake
    Category: simple:stake -
    Translation: fi » stake
    Translation: sv » stake
    Translation: tl » stake
    Translation: ta » stake
    Translation: te » stake
    Translation: vi » stake
    Translation: zh » stake