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ˈsæb əθSab·bath

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sabbathnoun

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


  1. Sabbathnoun

    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. Sabbathnoun

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

  3. Sabbathnoun

    Friday, observed in Islam as a day of rest.

  4. Sabbathnoun

    A meeting of witch at midnight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sabbathnoun

    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. Sabbathnoun

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

  3. Sabbathnoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sabbath

    sab′ath, n. among the Jews, the seventh day of the week, set apart for the rest from work: among Christians, the first day of the week, in memory of the resurrection of Christ, called also Sunday and the Lord's Day: among the ancient Jews, the seventh year, when the land was left fallow: a time of rest.—adj. pertaining to the Sabbath.—n. Sabbatā′rian, a very strict observer of the Sabbath: one who observes the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath.—adj. pertaining to the Sabbath or to Sabbatarians.—ns. Sabbatā′rianism; Sabb′ath-break′er, one who profanes the Sabbath; Sabb′ath-break′ing, profanation of the Sabbath.—adjs. Sabb′athless (Bacon), without Sabbath or interval of rest: without intermission of labour; Sabbat′ic, -al, pertaining to, or resembling, the Sabbath: enjoying or bringing rest.—n. Sabbat′ical-year, every seventh year, in which the Israelites allowed their fields and vineyards to lie fallow.—adj. Sabb′atine, pertaining to the Sabbath.—v.i. and v.t. Sabb′atise, to keep the Sabbath: to convert into a Sabbath.—n. Sabb′atism, rest, as on the Sabbath: intermission of labour.—Sabbath-day's journey, the distance of 2000 cubits, or about five furlongs, which a Jew was permitted to walk on the Sabbath, fixed by the space between the extreme end of the camp and the ark (Josh. iii. 4); Sabbath School (see Sunday school).—Witches' Sabbath, a midnight meeting of Satan with witches, devils, and sorcerers for unhallowed orgies and the travestying of divine rites. [L. Sabbatum, gener. in pl. Sabbata—Gr. Sabbaton—Heb. Shabbāth, rest.]

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sabbath in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sabbath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sabbath in a Sentence

  1. Thomas De Quincey, Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts - 1827:

    If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.

  2. Assemblyman Dov Hikind:

    A lot of people use these hotplates to keep food warm for the next day, they put them on Friday and they are left on for the entire Sabbath, 25 hours.

  3. Alice Walker:

    Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.

  4. D. L. Moody:

    When the Sabbath goes, the church goes. When the Church goes, the family goes. When the family goes, the nation goes.

  5. Vinnie Paul:

    The Texas thing is part of it, growing up on a healthy dose of ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I also was a metal-head from day one. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Van Halen, all my favorite bands had really great grooves to their music.

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