Stake may refer to:
* A stake is a long, pointed object thrust into the ground. Stakes have many applications, such as slaying vampires, demarcating a small plot of land, anchoring guy ropes for a tent or other portable structure, or slowly releasing fertilizer to aid the growth of plants
folkloreand mythology, a wooden stake have special powers to kill certain monsters via impalement. See vampire.
* In business, a stake is a share of ownership of a company. [ [http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/stake_2?view=uk Ask Oxford] ]
Stake (Latter Day Saints), an administrative unit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsand other Latter Day Saint denominations
Sudis (stake), field fortification carried by Roman legionaries
Execution by burning, to ancient Christians, a stake was a pole to which people accused of heresy or witchcraft were tied and "burned at the stake"
* A "torture stake", a method of execution similar to
crucifixionusing a single pole or stake in lieu of a cross, killing the victim by asphyxiation, or in the case of Jehovah's Witnessesbeliefs, nailed to an instrument similar to a crossbut without a horizontal crossbar . See impalement.
* A stake is a polished iron shape, very firmly mounted, used by silversmiths in the manner of a blacksmith's
* " [http://www.stakes.fi/EN/index.htm Stakes] " is the established acronym for the official
researchbureau of welfare and health in Finland.
gambling, a stake is the quantity of money or other goods that is risked on the outcome of some specific event
** As a result, many
horse races' names end in the word "Stakes", causing metaphoric usages such as "an animal winning the reproduction stakes".
* , the 2003 Xbox game
Stake (lawn game)is a popular lawn game played by 2 or more persons by throwing a metal spike in to the ground.
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