Stake Stake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Staked; p. pr. & vb. n. Staking.] 1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants. 2. To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road. 3. To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge. I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays. --Pope. 4. To pierce or wound with a stake. --Spectator.