Definition of "Stake" :
noun: a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
noun: instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
noun: a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
"The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake."
noun: (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
"A stake in the company's future."
noun: the money risked on a gamble
verb: place a bet on
verb: kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
verb: mark with a stake
"Stake out the path."
verb: tie or fasten to a stake
"Stake your goat."
verb: put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this."