1. A piece of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a marker, fence pole, or tent peg.
2. A vertical post to which an offender is bound for execution by burning.
3. Execution by burning. Used with the :
condemned to the stake.
4. A vertical post secured in a socket at the edge of a platform, as on a truck bed, to help retain the load.
5. Mormon Church A territorial division consisting of a group of wards under the jurisdiction of a president.
6. Often stakes Sports Games
常作 stakes 【体育运动】 【游戏】
8. The prize awarded the winner of a contest or race.
9. A race offering a prize to the winner, especially a horserace in which the prize consists of money contributed equally by the horse owners.
10. A share or an interest in an enterprise, especially a financial share.
11. Personal interest or involvement:
a stake in her children's future.
12. A grubstake.
13. To mark the location or limits of with or as if with stakes:
stake out a claim.
14. To claim as one's own:
staked out a place for herself in industry.
15. To fasten, secure, or support with a stake or stakes.
16. To tether or tie to a stake.
17. To gamble or risk; hazard.
18. To provide working capital for; finance.
19. To assign (a police officer, for example) to an area to conduct surveillance.
20. To keep under surveillance.
21. At risk; in question.
22. Middle English
23. from Old English staca
源自 古英语 staca