Meaning of “stake” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /steɪk/
be at stake

If something is at stake, it is in a situation where it might be lost or damaged:

We have to act quickly - people's lives are at stake.
PART [ C ]

a part of a business that you own, or an amount of money that you have invested in a business:

He has a 30 percent stake in the company.

a strong stick with a pointed end that you push into the ground:

a wooden stake

(Definition of “stake noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)