American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Supplies or funds advanced to a mining prospector or a person starting a business in return for a promised share of the profits.
- v. To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fit out or supply with appliances, etc., for some operation or undertaking, on condition of sharing in the profits. See grub-stake, n.
- n. mining Money, materials, tools, food etc. provided to a prospector in return for a share in future profits
- n. business An amount of money advanced to someone starting a business in return for a share of the future profits
- n. Money, necessities stockpiled to sustain an effort for a period of time.
- v. transitive To supply such funds to.
- n. funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits
- v. supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits
“Kellogg had termed his grubstake, before he knew it.”
“The loan, known as a grubstake, entitled Bernard to a hefty share of the gold.”
“Not much by Daddy's standards, but you'd figure someone with half a brain could do something constructive with that kind of grubstake, right?”
“He had been seeking a "grubstake," -- some one to finance another expedition into the virgin Clearwater for half of such gains as he should make.”
“Let it "grubstake" its intellectual prospectors and send them forth where”
“Now that he's been discharged, Wetter hopes to find some gold of his own using an anticipated loan for a "grubstake," an old mining term for money to sustain the search.”
“Now that he's been discharged, Wetter hopes to find some gold of his own using a loan for a "grubstake," an old mining term for money to sustain the search.”
“grubstake," an old mining term for money to sustain the search.”
“Its parent company, Stephens Media, has helped grubstake a law firm called Righthaven, which is suing Internet entities that post articles from the paper without proper authorization.”
“Tivoli, of a winter's flutter at Circle City, and a grubstake for the year to come.”
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