Sabbath


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Sab·bath

 (săb′əth)
n.
1. The seventh day of the week, Saturday, observed as the day of rest and worship in Judaism and some Christian sects.
2. The first day of the week, Sunday, observed as the day of rest and worship in most forms of Christianity.

[Middle English sabat, from Old French sabbat and Old English sabat, both from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew šabbāt, from šābat, to cease, rest; see šbt in Semitic roots.]

Sabbath

(ˈsæbəθ)
n
1. (Judaism) the seventh day of the week, Saturday, devoted to worship and rest from work in Judaism and in certain Christian Churches
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Sunday, observed by Christians as the day of worship and rest from work in commemoration of Christ's Resurrection
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (not capital) a period of rest
4. (Alternative Belief Systems) Also called: sabbat or witches' Sabbath a midnight meeting or secret rendezvous for practitioners of witchcraft, sorcery, or devil worship
[Old English sabbat, from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabbāth, from shābath to rest]

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.
2. the first day of the week, Sunday, observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.
3. (often l.c.) a day of rest or prayer.
[before 900; Old English < Latin sabbatum < Greek sábbaton < Hebrew shabbāth rest]
syn: See Sunday.

Sabbath

The seventh day of the week in the Jewish religion, Saturday. It is a holy day and a day of rest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sabbath - a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most ChristiansSabbath - a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims
day of rest, rest day - a day set aside for rest

Sabbath

noun
Quotations
"The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath" Bible: St. Mark
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" Bible: Exodus
Translations
السبتالسَّبْتيَوْم السَّبْت
nedělesabatšábes
sabbathviledag
sapatti
Šabat
szombat
sabbatsdagur, hvíldardagur
安息日
안식일
šabasšventadienis
sabatssvētdiena
šábes
sabat
nedeljapetaksabatvrzino koloврзино коло
sabbat
dinlenme günüSebt günü
ngày Sabbath

Sabbath

[ˈsæbəθ] N (Jewish) → sábado m; (Christian) → domingo m
see also keep A11

Sabbath

[ˈsæbəθ] n
(Jewish)sabbat m
on the Sabbath → le jour du sabbat
(Christian)dimanche m
on the Sabbath → le dimanche

Sabbath

nSabbat m; (non-Jewish) → Sonntag m ? witch

Sabbath

[ˈsæbəθ] Sabbath Day [ˈsæbəθˈdeɪ] n (Jewish) → sabato; (Christian) (old) → domenica

Sabbath

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

Sabbath

السَّبْت sabat sabbat Sabbat Εβραϊκό Σάββατο sábado judío sapatti sabbat Šabat Sabbath 安息日 안식일 sabbat sabbat szabas Sabbath шабат sabbat วันประกอบพิธีทางศาสนาและพักผ่อนของชาวคริสต์ dinlenme günü ngày Sabbath 猶太教安息日
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So quiet and reposeful within, for everyone slept, spent with watching, and a Sabbath stillness reigned through the house, while nodding Hannah mounted guard at the door.
Insufferable in the glare of a Sabbath sun, bleak, windy, and flaring in the gloom of a Sabbath night, and hopelessly depressing on all days of the week, the First Presbyterian Church lifted its blunt steeple from the barrenest area of the flats, and was hideous
Miss Hepzibah, ma'am," said he once, after they had all been cheerful together, "I really enjoy these quiet little meetings of a Sabbath afternoon.
If she entered a church, trusting to share the Sabbath smile of the Universal Father, it was often her mishap to find herself the text of the discourse.
I had wandered into it at noontime, when all nature is peculiarly quiet, and was startled by the roar of my own gun, as it broke the Sabbath stillness around and was prolonged and reverberated by the angry echoes.
Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon.
Not that Tom had not his own way of speaking his mind occasionally, with something of the tact often observable in his class; as, for example, the very day after the Sabbath we have described, St.
The class to which she belonged had to read a difficult chapter of Scripture in rotation, and the various members spent an arduous Sabbath afternoon counting out verses according to their seats in the pew, and practicing the ones that would inevitably fall to them.
Wilson, who proposed to keep a Sabbath school for the instruction of such slaves as might be disposed to learn to read the New Testament.
A little solace came at tea-time, in the shape of a double ration of bread--a whole, instead of a half, slice--with the delicious addition of a thin scrape of butter: it was the hebdomadal treat to which we all looked forward from Sabbath to Sabbath.
T' maister nobbut just buried, and Sabbath not o'ered, und t' sound o' t' gospel still i' yer lugs, and ye darr be laiking
The Sabbath stillness of the time (the day was so like Sunday