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English Dictionary: stake by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
stake
n
  1. (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"
    Synonym(s): interest, stake
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): post, stake
  3. instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  4. the money risked on a gamble
    Synonym(s): stake, stakes, bet, wager
  5. a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
v
  1. put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
    Synonym(s): venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize
  2. place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
    Synonym(s): bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt
  3. mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
    Synonym(s): stake, post
  4. tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
  5. kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"
    Synonym(s): impale, stake
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stake \Stake\, n. (Mormon Ch.)
      A territorial division; -- called also {stake of Zion}.
  
               Every city, or [bd]stake,[b8] including a chief town
               and surrounding towns, has its president, with two
               counselors; and this president has a high council of
               chosen men.                                             --Schaff-Herzog
                                                                              Encyc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stake \Stake\, n. [AS. staca, from the root of E. stick; akin to
      OFries. & LG. stake, D. staak, Sw. stake, Dan. stage. See
      {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Estacade}, {Stockade}.]
      1. A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one
            end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support
            or stay; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges,
            etc.
  
                     A sharpened stake strong Dryas found. --Dryden.
  
      2. A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the
            side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent
            goods from falling off.
  
      3. The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be
            burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
  
      4. A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a
            hole in a bench top, -- used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths,
            etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
  
      5. That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked
            or hazarded; a pledge.
  
      {At stake}, in danger; hazarded; pledged. [bd]I see my
            reputation is at stake.[b8] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stake \Stake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Staking}.]
      1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake
            vines or plants.
  
      2. To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake
            out land; to stake out a new road.
  
      3. To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a
            future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
  
                     I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays.
                                                                              --Pope.
  
      4. To pierce or wound with a stake. --Spectator.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   @stake
  
      A computer security development group and
      consultancy dedicated to researching and documenting security
      flaws that exist in {operating systems}, {network}
      {protocols}, or software.
  
      @stake publishes information about security flaws through
      advisories, research reports, and tools.   They release the
      information and tools to help system administrators, users,
      and software and hardware vendors better secure their
      systems.
  
      L0pht merged with @stake in January 2000.
  
      {@stake home (http://www.atstake.com/research/redirect.html)}.
  
      (2003-06-12)
  
  
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