English noun: sake
|1.||sake (attribute) a reason for wanting something done|
|Samples||For your sake.|
Died for the sake of his country.
In the interest of safety.
In the common interest.
|Broader (hypernym)||benefit, welfare|
|2.||sake (food) Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot|
|Synonyms||rice beer, saki|
|Broader (hypernym)||alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant|
|Domain region||Japan, Nihon, Nippon|
|3.||sake (cognition) the purpose of achieving or obtaining|
|Samples||For the sake of argument.|
|Broader (hypernym)||aim, design, intent, intention, purpose|