HyperDic: sake

English > 3 senses of the word sake:
NOUNattributesake, interesta reason for wanting something done
foodsake, saki, rice beerJapanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice
cognitionsakethe purpose of achieving or obtaining
sake > pronunciation
Rhymesache ... wake / Wake: 58 rhymes with eyk...
English > sake: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA reason for wanting something done.
  • "for your sake"
  • "died for the sake of his country"
NarrowerbehalfFor someone's benefit (usually expressed as 'in behalf' rather than 'on behalf' and usually with a possessive)
Broaderbenefit, welfareSomething that aids or promotes well-being
Spanishbeneficio, bien, interés, provecho
Catalan, benefici, profit
English > sake: 3 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningJapanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot.
Synonymssaki, rice beer
RegionJapan, Nippon, NihonA constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago
Broaderalcohol, alcoholic drink, alcoholic beverage, intoxicant, inebriantA liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
Substance ofriceannual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses
Spanishsake, saké
English > sake: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe purpose of achieving or obtaining.
Example"for the sake of argument"
Broaderpurpose, intent, intention, aim, designAn anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

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