Stake may refer to:
- A stake is a long, pointed object thrust into the ground. Stakes have many applications, such as slaying vampires, demarcating a small plot of land, anchoring guy ropes for a tent or other portable structure, or slowly releasing fertilizer to aid the growth of plants
- In folklore and mythology, a wooden stake have special powers to kill certain monsters via impalement. See vampire.
- In business, a stake is a share of ownership of a company.
- Stake (Latter Day Saints), an administrative unit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Latter Day Saint denominations
- Sudis (stake), field fortification carried by Roman legionaries
- Execution by burning, to ancient Christians, a stake was a pole to which people accused of heresy or witchcraft were tied and "burned at the stake"
- A torture stake, a method of execution similar to crucifixion using a single pole or stake in lieu of a cross, killing the victim by asphyxiation, or in the case of Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs, nailed to an instrument similar to a cross but without a horizontal crossbar . See impalement.
- A stake is a polished iron shape, very firmly mounted, used by silversmiths in the manner of a blacksmith's anvil
- " Stakes" is the established acronym for the official research bureau of welfare and health in Finland.Games
- In gambling, a stake is the quantity of money or other goods that is risked on the outcome of some specific event
- As a result, many horse races' names end in the word "Stakes", causing metaphoric usages such as "an animal winning the reproduction stakes".
- Stake: Fortune Fighters, the 2003 Xbox game
- Stake (lawn game) is a popular lawn game played by 2 or more persons by throwing a metal spike in to the ground.