Pole vs Stake - What's the difference?

pole | stake |


As a noun pole

is pole.

As a verb stake is

.

pole

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) pole, pal, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.
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  • (angling) A type of basic fishing rod.
  • A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole-vaulting.
  • (slang, spotting) A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.
  • (historical) A unit of length, equal to a perch (¼ chain or 5½ yards).
  • (auto racing) Pole position.
  • (analysis) a singularity that behaves like \frac{1}{z^n} at z = 0
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Antonyms

    * (analysis) root, zero
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from pole) * flagpole * maypole * poleaxe * pole vault

    Verb

    (pol)
  • To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.
  • Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work.
  • To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.
  • He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity.
  • To furnish with poles for support.
  • to pole beans or hops
  • To convey on poles.
  • to pole hay into a barn
  • To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) pole, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.
  • A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).
  • (geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines.
  • (electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
  • (complex analysis) For a meromorphic function f(z): a point a for which f(z) \rightarrow \infty as z \rightarrow a.
  • The function f(z) = \frac{1}{z-3} has a single pole at z = 3 .
  • (obsolete) The firmament; the sky.
  • * Milton
  • shoots against the dusky pole
    Antonyms
    * (complex analysis) zero
    Derived terms
    * polar * polarity * dipole * monopole * north pole * south pole * poles apart * polestar, pole star * pole vault

    Verb

    (pol)
  • To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.
  • Anagrams

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    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

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