the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians.
the Sabbath, the first day of the week, Sunday, observed by most Christians as a day of public worship and often of rest.
any special day of prayer, worship, or rest.
Often sabbath . a day or other period of rest or break from certain forms of activity: If people gave themselves a weekly sabbath from electronic devices, it would probably cure many ills.
Sometimes sabbath . Sabbat (def. 2).
- Sab·bath·less, adjective
- Sab·bath·like, adjective
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How to use Sabbath in a sentence
A man came into the sanctuary during Sabbath services and took hostages.‘Some people just don’t like us:’ In a Texas synagogue, 11 hours of terror | Marc Fisher, Drew Harwell, Mary Beth Gahan | January 17, 2022 | Washington Post
On Friday evenings, Samir helps light the candles to usher in the Sabbath.A Maryland couple opened their home to a Honduran mother and son. They ended up sharing more than space. | Stephanie García | January 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Ozzy Osbourne claims the band is based on Black Sabbath, but who did you base Spinal Tap on?Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper | Marlow Stern | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Well, it was based on an amalgam of bands—Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, and Van Halen.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper | Marlow Stern | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, G-d is very clear about the Sabbath being a day of rest.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison | Daniel Genis | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With a little effort, it is possible to keep kosher and respect the Sabbath.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison | Daniel Genis | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And she said in this booming voice, ‘Tomorrow is the Sabbath.’Sarah and Susan Silverman: Comedian and Rabbi are Perfect Sisters | Kevin Fallon | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The prophet prayeth to be delivered from his enemies, and preacheth up the observance of the Sabbath.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Unlike many other teachers, Susy had not to go about enticing boys to her Sabbath class.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
Many of these young men have been trained in the Sabbath school, but at nineteen or twenty a change comes over them.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
Death was declared an eternal sleep; God was declared a fiction, the Sabbath was abolished and religious worship denounced.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
This minister had been accused by his antagonist of having been seen taking a walk through one of the parks on the Sabbath.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
British Dictionary definitions for Sabbath
the seventh day of the week, Saturday, devoted to worship and rest from work in Judaism and in certain Christian Churches
Sunday, observed by Christians as the day of worship and rest from work in commemoration of Christ's Resurrection
(not capital) a period of rest
Also called: sabbat, witches' Sabbath a midnight meeting or secret rendezvous for practitioners of witchcraft, sorcery, or devil worship
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Cultural definitions for Sabbath
The holy day of rest and reflection observed each Saturday among the Jews. This custom fulfills the fourth of the Ten Commandments (“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”). The Sabbath commemorates the last of the seven days of Creation as described in the Book of Genesis, the day God rested from his labors of creating the heavens and the Earth.
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