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Sake

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

Saken. [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. sök, Sw. sak, Dan. sag, Goth. sakjō strife, AS. sacan to contend, strive, Goth. sakam, Icel. saka to contend, strive, blame, OHG. sahhan, MHG. sachen, to contend, strive, defend one's right, accuse, charge in a lawsuit, and also to E. seek. Cf. Seek.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Moved with wrath and shame and ladies' sake."  [1913 Webster]
    "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake."  [1913 Webster]
    "Will he draw out,
    For anger's sake, finite to infinite?
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Knowledge is for the sake of man, and not man for the sake of knowledge."  [1913 Webster]
Saken. 
     a traditional alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Sake, n. (esp. for the sake of or for one's sake)
1 out of consideration for; in the interest of; because of; owing to (for my own sake as well as yours).
2 in order to please, honour, get, or keep (for the sake of uniformity).

Idiom
for Christ's (or God's or goodness' or Heaven's or Pete's etc.) sake an expression of urgency, impatience, supplication, anger, etc. for old times' sake in memory of former times.
Sake, n. a Japanese alcoholic drink made from rice.

Etymology
Jap.

THESAURUS

Sake

account, advantage, aim, ambition, animus, aspiration, basis, behalf, benefit, calling, cause, consideration, counsel, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, effect, fixed purpose, function, gain, goal, good, ground, guiding light, guiding star, idea, ideal, inspiration, intendment, intent, intention, lodestar, mainspring, matter, meaning, mind, motive, nisus, objectives, plan, point, principle, profit, project, proposal, prospectus, purpose, purposes, reason, reasons, resolution, resolve, score, source, spring, striving, study, ulterior motive, view, vocation, welfare, well-being, will

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