Adjective "sabbath" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈsabəθ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by Jews from Friday evening to Saturday evening, and by most Christians on Sunday.
  1. 'sabbath law'
  2. 'So far, most of the discussion of Lieberman's Jewishness has focused on a particular religious practice: sabbath observance.'
  3. 'Although he happily watched me light the sabbath candles and even attended synagogue once, he was never going to be a part of the religious life I was constructing for myself.'
  4. 'Whereas John had worked outside settled areas, Jesus went from town to town, village to village, usually preaching in synagogues on the sabbath.'
  5. 'Likewise, the Christian practice of keeping sabbath provides the time we need to break bread together - and the joyful breaking of bread at home and in worship helps us to keep sabbath.'
  6. 'The ancient Israelites celebrated the sabbath as a day of solemn rest but as a festive occasion as well.'
  7. 'The command to keep the Jewish Sabbath could then be taken metaphorically to refer to any day of rest, and because of the history and customs of this country, that day is Sunday, the Christian sabbath.'
  8. 'The Old Testament focus of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church includes dietary laws similar to the kosher tradition, circumcision after the eighth day of birth, and a Saturday sabbath.'
  9. 'From new moon to new moon, and from sabbath to sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, says the LORD.'
  10. 'In other words, doing justice and keeping sabbath are not only laws to be obeyed but gospel promises into which we are to live.'
  11. 'Sunday is the Lord's Day, the Christian sabbath on which we rest from our labors and in Christ and refresh ourselves in worship.'
A supposed midnight meeting held by witches.
  1. 'It shows a young musician who, in a series of opium-induced dreams, pursues his unattainable Beloved or idée fixe through a ballroom, an idyllic landscape, a prison, and a witches' sabbath where she appears hideously transformed.'
  2. 'He produced some altarpieces, but his main speciality was in small cabinet pictures with historical, mythological, or allegorical themes as well as genre and fantastical scenes, such as the witches' sabbath.'

More definitions

1. the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians. Ex. 20:8–1

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2. the first day of the week, Sunday, similarly observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ.

3. any special day of prayer or rest resembling the Sabbath: Friday is the Muslim Sabbath.

4. (sometimes lowercase) a period of rest.

5. (sometimes lowercase) Demonology. Sabbat.

More examples(as adjective)

"holidays can be sabbath."

"observances can be sabbath."

"ends can be sabbath."

"bans can be sabbath."

"wages can be sabbath."

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Origin

(Sabbath)Old English, from Latin sabbatum, via Greek from Hebrew šabbāṯ, from šāḇaṯ ‘to rest’.