ETYM AS. staca, from the root of Eng. stick; akin to OFries. and LG. stake, Dutch staak, Swed. stake, Dan. stage. Related to Stick, Estacade, Stockade.
1. A vertical post that a victim is tied to for execution by burning.
2. The money risked on a gamble; SYN. stakes, bet, wager.
1. To mark with a stake; SYN. post.
2. To tie or fasten to a stake.