Definition of stake:
, usually long
at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support
; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges, etc; a stick insert
in a lop
, or mortise
, at the side or end of a cart
, a flat car
, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off
"a sharpened stake strong Dryas found. --Dryden"
, or defend
with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants; to pierce or wound with a stake
"I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays. --Pope."