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stakes, plural;
  1. Gamble (money or something else of value) on the outcome of a game or race
    • - one gambler staked everything he'd got and lost
    • - it was risky to stake his reputation on one big success
  2. Give financial or other support to
    • - he staked him to an education at the École des Beaux-Arts
  1. A sum of money or something else of value gambled on the outcome of a risky game or venture
    • - playing dice for high stakes
    • - the mayor raised the stakes in the battle for power
  2. A share or interest in a business, situation, or system
    • - GM acquired a 50 percent stake in Saab
  3. Prize money, esp. in horse racing

  4. A horse race in which all the owners of the racehorses running contribute to the prize money
    • - the horse is to run in the Lexington Stakes
  5. A situation involving competition in a specified area
    • - we will keep you one step ahead in the fashion stakes

  1. interest: (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"
  2. venture: put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
  3. bet on: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
  4. post: 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"
  5. mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
  6. instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  7. ATstake, Inc. was a computer security professional services company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded in 1999 by Battery Ventures (Tom Crotty, Sunil Dhaliwal, and Scott Tobin) and Ted Julian. ...
  8. A stake is an administrative unit composed of multiple congregations in denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. A stake is approximately comparable to a diocese in the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations. ...
  9. Death by burning (also known as burning alive or burning to death) is death (often execution) brought about by combustion. As a form of capital punishment, burning has a long history as a method in crimes such as treason, heresy, and witchcraft.
  10. The Stake is a 1915 American silent short drama film starring William Garwood in the lead role with Violet Mersereau.
  11. (Stakes (VRC)) The VRC Stakes day (also known as the Emirates Stakes day), is the final day of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Stakes Day is held on the Saturday directly following Melbourne Cup Day (the first Tuesday in November). The 'Stakes' were first run in 1881.
  12. A piece of wood or other material, 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 slender rod, or stick, to be driven into the ground as a mark; A stick inserted upright in a lop, ...
  13. (Stakes) Hardened steel rods ranging from 30" to 42” in length and approximately 1" in diameter driven into the ground used to secure the guy ropes or straps.  Stakes can be driven into dirt, grass, gravel, or asphalt surfaces, but not concrete. ...
  14. (Stakes) The minimum bets for the table, usually show as two figures separated by a slash (such as 2/4 or $5/$10). The Stakes give an indication as to how rich a table is – how fast and high the pots may grow. The higher the stakes, the richer the table. ...
  15. (Stakes) the highest class of race. A race in which an entry fee is paid by the owners of the horses starting and those entry fees are added to the purse; thus, a stakes is often referred to as an added-money race. ...
  16. (stakes) The definition of the amount one buys in for and can bet. For example, a "low stakes" game might be a $10 buy-in with a $1 maximum raise.
  17. (STAKES) Finnish National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health
  18. (Stakes) A race for top-quality horses. The race may specify the sex and age of its participants and further differentiated by a grading system whereupon Grade 1 stakes are of the top level, followed by Grade 2 and Grade 3 stakes, then by ungraded stakes races.
  19. (Stakes) A race for which there is often a nomination and entry fee and for which horses must be nominated (or invited) in advance, as opposed to an overnight race .
  20. (Stakes) In Limit games, Stakes are the fixed amount for bets and raises.
  21. (Stakes) Race Highest class of race, reserved for the best horses
  22. (Stakes) Strong timber battens used to support plants
  23. (Stakes) The buy-in or blind level of the games being played.
  24. (Stakes) The prize money offered in a race and which is divided among the owners, trainers and jockeys of the first five finishers (usually) according to a formula. Stakes won by a horse are often a good guide to its ability.
  25. (Stakes) These are the foundation of a square or rectangular basket. They help form the base and then go up the sides of the basket vertically.