Definitions For Stake


  • The money risked on a gamble
  • A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
  • Instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  • A pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
  • (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
  • The money risked on a gamble
  • A pointed stick or post that is pushed into the ground especially to mark a place or to support something
  • A post that a person was tied to and burned on in the past as a form of punishment
  • Something (such as money) that you could win or lose in a game, contest, etc.


  • Place a bet on
  • Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
  • Mark with a stake
  • Tie or fasten to a stake
  • Put at risk
  • To risk the loss of (something, such as money)
  • To support (something, such as a plant) with stakes

Is Stakes a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Stake is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Stake in a Sentence

  • Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
  • A poker game with high stakes
  • The stakes are too high.
  • She staked the tomatoes to keep them from falling over.
  • The actor staked the entire production of the film with his own money

Synonyms for Stake

Antonyms for Stakes

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