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English noun: stake

1. stake (possession) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something


SamplesThey have interests all over the world.
A stake in the company's future.


Synonymsinterest


Broader (hypernym)part, percentage, portion, share


Narrower (hyponym)controlling interest, equity, fee, grubstake, insurable interest, reversion, right, security interest, terminable interest, undivided interest, undivided right, vested interest


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. stake (communication) a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)


SamplesA pair of posts marked the goal.
The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake.


Synonymspost


Broader (hypernym)visual signal


Narrower (hyponym)starting post, winning post

3. stake (artifact) instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning


Broader (hypernym)instrument of execution

4. stake (possession) the money risked on a gamble


Synonymsbet, stakes, wager


Broader (hypernym)gamble


Narrower (hyponym)ante, jackpot, kitty, kitty, pool, pot


Part meronympool

5. stake (artifact) a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground


Broader (hypernym)post


English verb: stake

1. stake (social) put at risk


SamplesI will stake my good reputation for this.


Synonymsadventure, hazard, jeopardize, venture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay on the line, put on the line, risk

2. stake (competition) place a bet on


SamplesWhich horse are you backing?.
I'm betting on the new horse.


ExamplesThey stake the money


Synonymsback, bet on, gage, game, punt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)bet, play, wager


Narrower (hyponym)ante, double up, parlay

3. stake (contact) mark with a stake


SamplesStake out the path.


Synonymspost


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mark

4. stake (contact) tie or fasten to a stake


SamplesStake your goat.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

5. stake (contact) kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole


SamplesThe enemies were impaled and left to die.


ExamplesThey want to stake the prisoners


Synonymsimpale


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)kill


Entailpierce









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