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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stakes:

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Definition of the noun stakes

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noun

  1. the money risked on a gamble
    • examples: With horse racing and such, these are called "stakes". For this meaning the plural form is often used. | The site of the condominium is enclosed with stakes. | After a streak of bad luck, a persistent gambler will be forced to play for high stakes. | You have a large family to support; don't play for high stakes. | The stakes are high. | The stakes were high.
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of stakes: bet / stake / wager
    • more generic word: gamble = money that is risked for possible monetary gain
    • more specific words:
      • jackpot / kitty / pot = the cumulative amount involved in a game
      • ante = the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
      • kitty / pool = the combined stakes of the betters
    • part of: pool = any communal combination of funds

Films

  1. "Stakes" is a film, directed by Joe Ripple.
  2. "Stakes" is a 2013 comedy drama romance short film written and directed by Brandon Mason.
  3. "Stakes" a.k.a. "Koly" is a 1999 animated short film directed by Boris Kazakov.
    • read more about Koly

Miscellanea

Stakes a.k.a. The VRC Stakes day, is the final day of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Stakes Day is held on the Saturday directly following Melbourne Cup Day. The 'Stakes' were first run in 1881.

Phrases with Stakes

  1. Table stakes
  2. belmont stakes
  3. pull up stakes
  4. Raise the Stakes

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stakes

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Google previewHorse Racing's Most Wanted (2011)

The Top 10 Book of Derby Delights, Frenetic Finishes, and Backstretch Banter by David L. Hudson

NASHUA STAKES Held at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York, the Nashua Stakes is an eight-furlong race on dirt.

BLACK GOLD STAKES The Black Gold Stakes is a six-furlong race on dirt held at the Fair Grounds Race Course in ...

Google previewUnited We Solve (1996)

116 Math Problems for Groups, Grades 5-10 by Tim Erickson

The Preakness Stakes is a one and three- sixteenths mile race. Even though Secretariat's time for the...

Google previewSporting Magazine (1832)

The Guy Stakes is a produce stakes, whereby the owners of certain mares subscribe a sum to be run for, at Warwick, by the produce of mares named by the subscribers. In the present case a Mr. Gauntlet entered the produce of a mare called ...

Google previewPhoto Finish (2007)

by Matthew Reilly, Pablo Raimondi

Higher stakes means even fiercer competition, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Of Economic Development (2005)

by P. K. Jalan

Three basic attitudes toward conflict and the behavior each evokes as involvement (stakes) increase and decrease 5. Growth through DIRECTION 1 Fig .9. 6 The Five stages. contributions to total goals rather than accomplishment of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: A-H ; 2, I-Z ; 3, Biographies, visual history, index (2009)

High-stakes tests are examinations used to make critical decisions about examinees and those who work with the examinees. The hallmark of a high- stakes test is that the results are associated with consequences for those connected to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (2008)

by Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.

High-stakes tests are examinations used to make critical decisions about examinees and those who work with the examinees. The hallmark of a high- stakes test is that the results are associated with consequences for those connected to the ...

Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (1724)

Or, The Accomplish'd Housewives Companion ... by John Nott

,_ SEASON your Stakes With Pepper and Nutmeg, and let them lye in a Pan or Dish for an Hourg then mince some Lean os a Leg os Mutton finall with Suet, and sweet Herbs, two or three ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Bilingual Education (2008)

by Josue M. Gonzalez

When a test is attached to serious consequences in this way, it is considered to be high stakes. This sort of testing usually serves a gatekeeping role and can offer a door to opportunities or bar access to advancement. Language minority ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (2010)

by Thomas C. Hunt

Stakes for universities include losing accreditation of a degree program, such as a nursing program, when passing rates on a licensure examination are low. The stakes associated with testing range from low to high. High-stakes decisions ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

The Oaks estate passed to the Derby family, and the twelfth earl established the stakes so called. This is the great " classic race " for fillies three years old. The St. Leger. The great Doncaster race ; so called from Colonel St. Leger, who founded ...

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Quotes about Stakes

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. (Douglas Adams)
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Scrabble value of S1T1A1K5E1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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