|1.||benefit or interest (esp in the phrase for (someone'sorone's own) sake)|
|2.||the purpose of obtaining or achieving (esp in the phrase for the sake of (something))|
|3.||used in various exclamations of impatience, urgency, etc: for heaven's sake; for pete's sake|
|[C13 (in the phrase for the sake of, probably from legal usage): from Old English sacu lawsuit (hence, a cause); related to Old Norse sok, German Sache matter]|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||See rice wine|
see for the sake of.