1. (law) a right or legal share of something;
    A financial involvement with something (synset 113307824)
    "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
  2. A pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track) (synset 107272483)
    "a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"
  3. Instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning (synset 104306044)
  4. The money risked on a gamble (synset 113364541)
  5. A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground (synset 104305903)
  1. Put at risk (synset 202550969)
    "I will stake my good reputation for this"
  2. Place a bet on (synset 201141530)
    "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
  3. Mark with a stake (synset 201594397)
    "stake out the path"
  4. Tie or fasten to a stake (synset 201594861)
    "stake your goat"
  5. Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole (synset 201574834)
    "the enemies were impaled and left to die"

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