Definitions for sabbathˈsæb əθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sab•bath*ˈsæb əθ(n.)

  1. the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians. Ex. 20:8–11.

    Category: Bible, Judaism

  2. the first day of the week, Sunday, observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.

    Category: Religion

  3. (often l.c.) a day of rest or prayer.

    Category: Religion

* Syn: See Sunday.

Origin of Sabbath:

bef. 900; OE < L sabbatum < Gk sábbaton < Heb shabbāth rest

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sabbath(noun)

    a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims


  1. Sabbath(ProperNoun)

    The Biblical seventh day of the week, observed as a day of rest in Judaism, Advent, or Baptism, starting at sundown on Friday till sundown on Saturday.

  2. Sabbath(ProperNoun)

    Sunday, observed throughout the majority of Christianity as a day of rest.

  3. Sabbath(ProperNoun)

    Friday, observed in Islam as a day of rest.

  4. Sabbath(ProperNoun)

    A meeting of witch at midnight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sabbath(noun)

    a season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which was enjoined upon the Jews in the Decalogue, and has been continued by the Christian church with a transference of the day observed from the last to the first day of the week, which is called also Lord's Day

  2. Sabbath(noun)

    the seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of rest and festival

  3. Sabbath(noun)

    fig.: A time of rest or repose; intermission of pain, effort, sorrow, or the like

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sabbath

    the seventh day of the week, observed by the Jews as a day of "rest" from all work and "holy to the Lord," as His day, specially in commemoration of His rest from the work of creation, the observance of which by the Christian Church has been transferred to the first of the week in commemoration of Christ's resurrection.

Anagrams of sabbath

  1. Shabbat

Translations for sabbath

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually with the ) a day of the week regularly set aside for religious services and rest– among the Jews, Saturday; among most Christians, Sunday.

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