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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sake mean? 

SAKE (noun)
  The noun SAKE has 3 senses:

1. a reason for wanting something done
2. Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
3. the purpose of achieving or obtaining

  Familiarity information: SAKE used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

SAKE (noun)

Sense 1sake [BACK TO TOP]


A reason for wanting something done

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


sake; interest

Context examples:

for your sake / died for the sake of his country / in the interest of safety / in the common interest

Hypernyms ("sake" is a kind of...):

benefit; welfare (something that aids or promotes well-being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sake"):

behalf (for someone's benefit (usually expressed as 'in behalf' rather than 'on behalf' and usually with a possessive))

Sense 2sake [BACK TO TOP]


Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks


rice beer; sake; saki

Hypernyms ("sake" is a kind of...):

alcohol; alcoholic beverage; inebriant; intoxicant (a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent)

Domain region:

Japan; Nihon; Nippon (a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building)

Holonyms ("sake" is a substance of...):

rice (annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper)

Sense 3sake [BACK TO TOP]


The purpose of achieving or obtaining

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

for the sake of argument

Hypernyms ("sake" is a kind of...):

aim; design; intent; intention; purpose (an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions)

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