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sake

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noun \ˈsāk\

Definition of sake

  1. 1 :  end, purpose <for the sake of argument>

  2. 2a :  the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (as an ideal) <free to pursue learning for its own sake — M. S. Eisenhower>b :  personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit



Origin and Etymology of sake

Middle English, dispute, guilt, purpose, from Old English sacu guilt, action at law; akin to Old High German sahha action at law, cause, Old English sēcan to seek — more at seek


First Known Use: 13th century


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sake

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noun sa·ke \ˈsä-kē\

Definition of sake

  1. :  a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot



Variants of sake

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saki

Origin and Etymology of sake

Japanese sake


First Known Use: 1682

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms



SAKE Defined for Kids

sake

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noun \ˈsāk\

Definition of sake for Students

  1. 1 :  purpose <Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that it was a mistake.>

  2. 2 :  welfare 1, benefit <“… when you see the castle you must persuade him to stay there, for his own sake.” — Pearl S. Buck, The Big Wave>




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