Meaning of Sabbath

Sab•bath

Pronunciation: (sab'uth), [key]
— 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, 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 l.c.) a period of rest.
  5. (sometimes l.c.) Sabbat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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