- Sake is a reason, cause, benefit or motive.
- An example of sake is someone joining the military after a loved one was killed in the World Trade Center, he is joining for the sake of his loved one.
- An example of sake is a woman not drinking while pregnant for the health of her unborn baby, she is avoiding drinking for the sake of her baby.
- Sake is a Japanese fermented rice alcoholic drink.
An example of sake is the warm drink people have at a sushi restaurant.
- purpose or reason; motive; cause: for the sake of harmony
- advantage; behalf; benefit: for my sake
Origin of sakeMiddle English ; from Old English sacu, cause or suit at law, contention, akin to German sache, thing, affair ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sāg-, to investigate from source seek, Classical Latin sagire, to perceive, find, sagax, sharply discerning
Origin of sakeJapanese ultimately ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps sakayu, to prosper
- Purpose; motive: a quarrel only for the sake of argument.
- Advantage; good: for the sake of his health.
- Personal benefit or interest; welfare: for her own sake.
Origin of sakeMiddle English, lawsuit, guilt, from Old English sacu; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of sakeJapanese.
- The word sake is generally used in constructions of the form "for X's sake" or "for the sake of X", where X is a noun. (See the quotations above, for sake of, and for the sake of.)
- Garner's Modern American Usage notes it is common to write an apostrophe rather than apostrophe–ess in this construction when the noun ends in an /s/ or /z/ sound: for appearance' sake, for goodness' sake.
From Middle English sake (“sake, cause”), from Old English sacu (“cause, lawsuit, legal action, complaint, issue, dispute”), from Proto-Germanic *sakō (“affair, thing, charge, accusation, matter”), from Proto-Indo-European *sag- (“to investigate”). Akin to West Frisian saak, Low German sake, Dutch zaak "cause, thing", German Sache "thing, legal cause", Danish sag, Swedish sak, Gothic (sakjo, “dispute, argument”), Old English sōcn (“inquiry, prosecution”), Old English sēcan (“to seek”). More at soke, soken, seek.
(plural sakes) Sake on Wikipedia.
- akes, aske, keas
From Japanese 酒 (さけ, sake), any alcoholic drink.