Stake vs Profit - What's the difference?

stake | profit |


As a verb stake

is .

As a noun profit is

profit.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

stake

English

(wikipedia stake)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A piece of wood or other material, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a marker or a support or stay.
  • We have surveyor's stakes at all four corners of this field, to mark exactly its borders.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars),
  • A sharpened stake strong Dryas found.
  • # A piece of wood driven in the ground, placed in the middle of the court, that is used as the finishing point after scoring 12 hoops in croquet.
  • A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, flat car, flatbed trailer, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
  • (with definite article) The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned.
  • Thomas Cranmer was burnt at the stake .
  • A share or interest in a business or a given situation.
  • The owners let the managers eventually earn a stake in the business.
  • That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
  • A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, as used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
  • (Mormonism) A territorial division comprising all the Mormons (typically several thousand) in a geographical area.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars), Schaff-Herzog Encyc.
  • Every city, or stake, including a chief town and surrounding towns, has its president, with two counselors; and this president has a high council of chosen men.

    Synonyms

    * (croquet) peg

    Derived terms

    * burn at the stake * pull up stakes * stake of Zion

    Verb

    (stak)
  • To fasten, support, defend, or delineate with stakes.
  • to stake vines or plants.
  • To pierce or wound with a stake.
  • To put at risk upon success in competition, or upon a future contingency.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars), (Alexander Pope)
  • I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays.
  • To provide another with money in order to engage in an activity as betting or a business venture.
  • John went broke, so to keep him playing, Jill had to ''stake'' him .
    His family staked him $10,000 to get his business started.

    Synonyms

    * (put at risk) wager, bet

    Derived terms

    * stake a claim * stake out

    Anagrams

    * * * * ----

    profit

    English

    (wikipedia profit)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Total income or cash flow minus expenditures. The money or other benefit a non-governmental organization or individual receives in exchange for products and services sold at an advertised price.
  • * Rambler
  • Let no man anticipate uncertain profits .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time , passage=The ability to shift profits' to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them, which is then licensed to related businesses in high-tax countries, is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. […] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate […] “stateless income”: ' profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.}}
  • (dated, literary) Benefit, positive result obtained.
  • * Bible, 1 Corinthians vii. 35
  • This I speak for your own profit .
  • * Shakespeare
  • if you dare do yourself a profit and a right
  • (legal) In property law, a nonpossessory interest in land whereby a party is entitled to enter the land of another for the purpose of taking the soil or the substance of the soil (coal, oil, minerals, and in some jurisdictions timber and game).
  • Usage notes

    Regarding the income sense, when the difference is negative the term loss is correct. Negative profit does appear in microeconomics. Profit by a government agency is called a surplus.

    Synonyms

    * gain

    Antonyms

    * loss

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To benefit (somebody), be of use to (somebody).
  • * Bible, Hebrews iv. 2
  • The word preached did not profit them.
  • * Dryden
  • It is a great means of profiting yourself, to copy diligently excellent pieces and beautiful designs.
  • To benefit, gain.
  • To take advantage of, exploit, use.
  • Derived terms

    * book profit * for-profit * for fun and profit * nonprofit * not-for-profit * paper profit * profit from * profitable * profitably * profiteer * profit margin * profit sharing * profit taking