- 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 s?g-, to investigate from source seek, Classical Latin sagire, to perceive, find, sagax, sharply discerning
for heaven's sake!
Origin of sakeJpn, 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 *sakÅ (“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 ðƒðŒ°ðŒºðŒ¾ð‰ (sakjo, “dispute, argument"), Old English sÅcn (“inquiry, prosecution"), Old English sÄ“can (“to seek"). More at soke, soken, seek.
(plural sakes) Sake on Wikipedia.
From Japanese é…’ (ã•ã‘, sake), any alcoholic drink.