Adjective "kiddush" definition and examples

(Kiddush may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkɪdʊʃ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A ceremony of prayer and blessing over wine, performed by the head of a Jewish household at the meal ushering in the Sabbath (on a Friday night) or a holy day, or at the lunch preceding it.
  1. 'If you never kept Shabbat, try lighting candles and making kiddush with your family.'
  2. 'I learned how to make grape juice from raisins for kiddush.'
  3. 'Sponsor a kiddush in synagogue on that day, or on the Shabbat that falls at the end of that week.'

More definitions

1. a blessing recited over a cup of wine or over bread on the Sabbath or on a festival.

More examples(as adjective)

"cups can be kiddush."

Origin

(Kiddush)Mid 18th century: from Hebrew qiddūš ‘sanctification’.