|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support or stay; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges, etc.
2. (n.) A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
3. (n.) The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
4. (n.) A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, -- used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
5. (v. t.) That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
6. (v. t.) To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
7. (v. t.) To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
8. (v. t.) To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
9. (v. t.) To pierce or wound with a stake.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
stak: Isaiah 33:20; Isaiah 54:2 for yathedh, "tent-pin," or, perhaps, "tent-pole" (Exodus 27:19 Judges 4:21, etc.). The King James Version Sirach 43:19, "The hoar frost,.... being congealed, lieth on the top of sharp stakes," is of course meaningless. the Revised Version (British and American) "When it is congealed, it is as points of thorns" renders the Greek very exactly, but the Hebrew would indicate for the original meaning "forms frost-flowers of sapphire."
Stake (2 Occurrences)
Job 6:29 Please return. Let there be no injustice. Yes, return again. My cause is righteous. (See RSV NIV)
Zechariah 10:4 From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the nail, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together. (See JPS)