Noun stake has 4 senses
  1. interest, stake - (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"
    --1 is a kind of share, portion, part, percentage
    --1 has particulars:
     grubstake; controlling interest; insurable interest; vested interest; security interest; terminable interest; undivided interest, undivided right; fee; equity; reversion; right
  2. post, stake - 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"
    --2 is a kind of visual signal
    --2 has particulars: starting post; winning post
    Derived forms: verb stake4, verb stake3
  3. stake - instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
    --3 is a kind of
    instrument of execution
    Derived form: verb stake5
  4. stake, stakes, bet, wager - the money risked on a gamble
    --4 is a kind of gamble
    --4 is a part of pool
    --4 has particulars: pot, jackpot, kitty; ante; pool, kitty
    Derived forms: verb stake2, verb stake1
,Verb stake has 5 senses
  1. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize - put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
    --1 is one way to risk, put on the line, lay on the line
    Derived form: noun stake4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
    --2 is one way to bet, wager, play
    Derived form: noun stake4
    Sample sentence:
    They stake the money
  3. stake, post - mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
    --3 is one way to mark
    Derived form: noun stake2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. stake - tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
    --4 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Derived form: noun stake2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. impale, stake - kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"
    --5 is one way to kill
    Derived form: noun stake3
    Sample sentence:
    They want to stake the prisoners