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Definition of "stake" []

  • A piece of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a marker, fence pole, or tent peg. (noun)
  • A vertical post to which an offender is bound for execution by burning. (noun)
  • Execution by burning. Used with the: condemned to the stake. (noun)
  • A vertical post secured in a socket at the edge of a platform, as on a truck bed, to help retain the load. (noun)
  • Mormon Church A territorial division consisting of a group of wards under the jurisdiction of a president. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stake" in a sentence
  • "Not that he wanted to drop his work, but a man owed something to his country, especially when he had what they called a stake in it -- to establish"
  • "The mans, him which drive the stake, is nevaire no more."
  • "That alone should serve as sufficient motivation to those getting started in their careers to begin building a long-term stake in the market."