stake-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: possession, interest or ownership

Commentary: STAKE[+quantity][+possession]

Three investors own major stakes of that biotech start-up.
Get those with a stake in the election's outcome to do fundraising.
We all have a stake in our children's education.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a vertical pole or post that serves some purpose.

Commentary: STAKE[+physical][+post][+instrument]

Small wooden stakes connected with string formed a demarcation around the seedlings.
She was burned at the stake for allegedly being a witch.
He drove a stake through the vampire's heart.
The left stake on John's flatbed truck got damaged in the accident.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 3: a wager or bet

Commentary: STAKE[+quantity][+offering]

This is a high stakes poker table.
The stakes on this race horse have tripled in the last fifteen minutes.
What sort of stakes are you asking us to put up anyway?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4