- 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.
sake definition by Webster's New World
- purpose or reason; motive; cause: for the sake of harmony
- advantage; behalf; benefit: for my sake
Origin: Middle 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: Japanese ultimately ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps sakayu, to prosper
sake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Middle English, lawsuit, guilt, from Old English sacu; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.
sake - Phrases/Idioms
for heaven's sake!or for gosh sake! or for Pete's sake!