What does sabbatical mean?

Definitions for sabbaticalsəˈbæt ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sabbatical, sabbatical leave(adj)

    a leave usually taken every seventh year

  2. sabbatical, sabbatic(adj)

    of or relating to the Sabbath

    "Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims"

  3. sabbatical(adj)

    of or relating to sabbatical leave

    "sabbatical research project"


  1. sabbatical(Noun)

    An extended period of leave, often one year long, taken by an employee in order to carry out projects not otherwise associated with the employee's job. During the sabbatical, the employer may pay some or all of the wages that would have been otherwise earned or some or all of the expenses incurred. University lecturers, for example, may be granted a one-year paid sabbatical once every seven years.

  2. sabbatical(Adjective)

    Relating to the Sabbath.

  3. sabbatical(Adjective)

    Relating to a sabbatical.

  4. Origin: From σαββατικός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sabbatical(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor

  2. Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. sabbatique.]


  1. Sabbatical

    Sabbatical is a 2007 CTV television movie, which was filmed in August 2007, as a pilot, and aired on 23 November 2007. The film follows Patrick Marlowe, his paleontologist wife Dr. Julie Marlowe, and their children, as they leave the big city for Julie's dinosaur dig in Saskatchewan's Avonlea Badlands. To be close to the dig The family moves to the fictional small town of Beacon Vista. On their way to Beacon Vista, their mildly autistic son Danny is almost kidnapped by a trucker, who had previously helped them change a tire while flirting with the daughter Gwyneth. The family quickly finds some oddities about their new home. Cell phones don't work, and the local minister preaches the end is near. The family wakes up after their first night in the new home to discover that a triple murder occurred next door while they slept. Later, while both playing a video game and sleeping, Danny has some sort of psychic vision related to the murders. Patrick also has some back-story involving a scam he pulled with Jack Driscoll and some related missing money.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sabbatical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sabbatical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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