Stalkest vs Stakest - What's the difference?

stalkest | stakest |


As verbs the difference between stalkest and stakest

is that stalkest is (archaic) (stalk) while stakest is .

stalkest

English

Verb

(head)
  • (archaic) (stalk)

  • stalk

    English

    (wikipedia stalk)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) stalke, diminutive of stale'' 'ladder upright, stalk', from (etyl) stalu 'wooden upright', from (etyl) ).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The stem or main axis of a plant, which supports the seed-carrying parts.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, withon one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust from which gnarled and rusty stalks thrust themselves up like withered elfin limbs.
  • The petiole, pedicel, or peduncle of a plant.
  • Something resembling the stalk of a plant, such as the stem of a quill.
  • :(Grew)
  • (lb) An ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring.
  • One of the two upright pieces of a ladder.
  • :(Chaucer)
  • (label)
  • #A stem or peduncle, as in certain barnacles and crinoids.
  • #The narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect.
  • #The peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans.
  • (lb) An iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) stalken, from (etyl) -).Robert K. Barnhart and Sol Steinmetz, eds., ''Chambers Dictionary of Etymology , s.v. "stalk2" (New York: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd., 2006), 1057. Alternate etymology connects (etyl) 'to steal'.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb) To approach slowly and quietly in order not to be discovered when getting closer.
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:As for shooting a man from behind a wall, it is cruelly like to stalking a deer.
  • *
  • *:But they had already discovered that he could be bullied, and they had it their own way; and presently Selwyn lay prone upon the nursery floor, impersonating a ladrone while pleasant shivers chased themselves over Drina, whom he was stalking .
  • (lb) To (try to) follow or contact someone constantly, often resulting in harassment.(w)
  • :
  • (lb) To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner.
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:[Bertran] stalks close behind her, like a witch's fiend, / Pressing to be employed.
  • :(Shakespeare)
  • (lb) To walk behind something, such as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under cover.
  • *(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • *:The king"I must stalk ," said he.
  • *(Michael Drayton) (1563-1631)
  • *:One underneath his horse, to get a shoot doth stalk .
  • Conjugation
    (en-conj-simple)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A particular episode of trying to follow or contact someone.
  • A hunt (of a wild animal).
  • References

    Etymology 3

    1530, 'to walk haughtily', perhaps from (etyl) 'high, lofty, steep, stiff'; see above

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To walk haughtily.
  • * Dryden
  • With manly mien he stalked along the ground.
  • * Addison
  • Then stalking through the deep, / He fords the ocean.
  • * Mericale
  • I forbear myself from entering the lists in which he has long stalked alone and unchallenged.

    stakest

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic) (stake)

  • 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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