a reason for wanting something done
"for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
sake, saki, rice beer(noun)
Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
the purpose of achieving or obtaining
"for the sake of argument"
final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health
Origin: [OE. sake cause, also, lawsuit, fault, AS. sacu strife, a cause or suit at law; akin to D. zaak cause, thing, affair, G. sache thing, cause in law, OHG. sahha, Icel. sk, Sw. sak, Dan. sag, Goth. sakj strife, AS. sacan to contend, strive, Goth. sakam, Icel. saka to contend, strive, blame, OHG. sahhan, MHG. sachen, to contend, strive, defend one's right, accuse, charge in a lawsuit, and also to E. seek. Cf. Seek.]
Sake or saké is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is made from fermented rice. Sake is sometimes called "rice wine" but the brewing process is more as rice beer, converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process. In the Japanese language, the word "sake" generally refers to any alcoholic drink, while the beverage called "sake" in English is usually termed nihonshu. Under Japanese liquor laws, sake is labelled with the word "seishu", a synonym less commonly used colloquially.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sak′e, n. a Japanese fermented liquor made from rice: a generic name for all spirituous liquors.
sāk, n. cause: account: regard, as 'for my sake': contention: fault: purpose.—For old sake's sake, for the sake of old times, for auld langsyne. [A.S. sacu, strife, a lawsuit; Dut. zaak, Ger. sache; A.S. sacan, to strive, Goth. sakan. Seek is a doublet.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3262
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1946
Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Nouns Frequency: #1312
akes, aske, keas
The numerical value of sake in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Men, for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
For God's sake don't say yes until I've finished talking.
If we are meeting for the sake of meeting, it would backfire.
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Translations for sake
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- bien, razón, motivo, causa, sakeSpanish
- í þágu, hrísgrjónavín, sakeIcelandic
- 酒, 清酒, 日本酒Japanese
- 일본주, 술, 日本酒Korean
- wille, wil, belang, -halve, sakeDutch
- skyld, sakeNorwegian
- causa, motivo, saqué, bem, razão, sakePortuguese
- сакэ, сакеRussian
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