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1sake

noun \ˈsāk\

Definition of SAKE

1
:  end, purpose <for the sake of argument>
2
a :  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 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

2sake

noun sa·ke \ˈsä-kē\

Definition of SAKE

:  a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot

Variants of SAKE

sa·ke or sa·ki \ˈsä-kē\

Origin of SAKE

Japanese sake
First Known Use: 1682

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

Rhymes with SAKE

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