sake [ seık ] noun count usually singular **
1. ) the benefit or good of someone or something:
for someone's sake: We hope for her sake that the wedding goes as planned.
for the sake of something: The regulation is not just for the protection of the workers, but also for the sake of the whole community.
for someone's own sake: I'm not just doing this for my own sake, you know.
2. ) the purpose of doing, getting, or achieving something:
for the sake of something: I hope you're not doing this just for the sake of the money.
for something's sake: For clarity's sake, I'd like to reword my statement.
a ) for the sake of argument/discussion for the purpose of beginning a discussion:
Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that you're right.
do something for its own sake or do something for the sake of it or do something for something's sake
to do something because you enjoy it or think it is important, not because you want to achieve a goal:
Encourage your children to seek knowledge for its own sake.
I'm not just asking for the sake of it. I need an answer.
for God's/Christ's/goodness'/Heaven's/Pete's sake SPOKEN
used for emphasizing what you are saying when you are annoyed or angry: for God's sake and for Christ's sake are offensive to some people:
Oh, for goodness' sake, leave me alone!
for old times' sake
in order to celebrate or remember an enjoyable past experience:
I still send her a Christmas card every year, for old times' sake.
sa|ke [ `sakeı ] noun uncount
an alcoholic drink from Japan made from rice

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • saké — saké …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Sake — in verschiedenen Gefäßen, rechts in einem Masu Sake (jap. 酒, /sɑ.kɛ/) ist im Okzident ein Synonym für Reiswein, ein klares oder weißlich trübes alkoholisches Getränk aus Japan mit ca. 15–20 Volumenprozent …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • saké — [ sake ] n. m. • 1882; saki 1878; mot jap. ♦ Boisson alcoolisée obtenue par fermentation du riz, dite aussi bière de riz. Le saké se boit tiède ou chaud. ⊗ HOM. Sacquer. ● saké nom masculin (japonais sake) Boisson alcoolique (entre 11 et 17 %)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sake — (s[=a]k), n. [OE. sake cause, also, lawsuit, fault, AS. sacu strife, a cause or suit at law; akin to D. zaak cause, thing, affair, G. sache thing, cause in law, OHG. sahha, Icel. s[ o]k, Sw. sak, Dan. sag, Goth. sakj[=o] strife, AS. sacan to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sake — SAKÉ s.n. Băutură alcoolică specifică Japoniei, făcută din orez fermentat, care se bea, de obicei, cald. – Din fr. saké. Trimis de LauraGellner, 17.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SAKÉ n. Băutură alcoolică japoneză, preparată din orez fermentat, care se …   Dicționar Român

  • sake — The standard forms are for appearances sake, for Christ s (or God s etc.) sake, for old times sake, with a singular or plural possessive form for the preceding noun. Practice varies in for conscience (or conscience s) sake and for goodness (or… …   Modern English usage

  • sake — Ⅰ. sake [1] ► NOUN 1) (for the sake of) for the purpose of or in the interest of. 2) (for the sake of) out of consideration for or in order to help. 3) (for old times sake) in memory of former times. 4) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • sake — sake1 [sāk] n. [ME < OE sacu, cause or suit at law, contention, akin to Ger sache, thing, affair < IE base * sāg , to investigate > SEEK, L sagire, to perceive, find, sagax, sharply discerning] 1. purpose or reason; motive; cause [for… …   English World dictionary

  • sake — sȁke m <indekl.> DEFINICIJA nacionalno piće u Japanu dobiveno alkoholnim vrenjem riže ETIMOLOGIJA jap. sake …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • šakė — šãkė dkt. Patogi̇̀ ir tvirtà dar̃žininko šãkė …   Bendrinės lietuvių kalbos žodyno antraštynas

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