- the seventh day of the week (Saturday), set aside for rest and worship and observed as such by Jews (from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset) and some Christian denominations
- Sunday as the usual Christian day of rest and worship
- a day or time set aside for rest or worship
- witches' Sabbath
Origin of SabbathMiddle English sabat ; from Old French and amp; OE, both ; from Classical Latin sabbatum ; from Classical Greek sabbaton ; from Classical Hebrew (language) shabat ; from shavat, to rest
of the Sabbath
- The seventh day of the week, Saturday, observed as the day of rest and worship in Judaism and some Christian sects.
- The first day of the week, Sunday, observed as the day of rest and worship in most forms of Christianity.
Origin of SabbathMiddle English sabat, from Old French sabbat and Old English sabat, both from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew šabbat, from šabat, to cease, rest; see šbt in Semitic roots.