Sa·ke n. a traditional alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice. [Also spelled saki.]
Sake n. Final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health.
Moved with wrath and shame and ladies' sake. --Spenser.
I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake. --Gen. viii. 21.
Will he draw out,
For anger's sake, finite to infinite? --Milton.
Knowledge is for the sake of man, and not man for the sake of knowledge. --Sir W. Hamilton.
Note: ☞ The -s of the possessive case preceding sake is sometimes omitted for euphony; as, for goodness sake. “For conscience sake.” --1 Cor. x. 28. The plural sakes is often used with a possessive plural. “For both our sakes.” --Shak.
Sa·ki n. The alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice; it is usually spelled sake.
n 1: a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died
for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of
safety"; "in the common interest" [syn: interest]
2: Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice;
usually served hot [syn: saki, rice beer]
3: the purpose of achieving or obtaining; "for the sake of