Stake is a length of wood or metal with a pointed end for driving into the ground.(noun)
An example of stake is what people use to keep a tent secure.
The definition of a stake is the portion owned or invested in a business venture.(noun)
An example of a stake is to be one-fifth owner of a silver mine.
See stake in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE staca, akin to Frank *stakka: see stick
Origin: infl. by MDu staken, to fix, placeto risk or hazard; gamble; bet
See stake in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English staca.
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