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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sab-uh th]
    • /ˈsæb əθ/
    • /ˈsæbəθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sab-uh th]
    • /ˈsæb əθ/

Definitions of sabbath word

  • noun sabbath the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians. Ex. 20:8–11. 1
  • noun sabbath the first day of the week, Sunday, similarly observed by most Christians in commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ. 1
  • noun sabbath any special day of prayer or rest resembling the Sabbath: Friday is the Muslim Sabbath. 1
  • noun sabbath (sometimes lowercase) a period of rest. 1
  • noun sabbath (sometimes lowercase) Demonology. Sabbat. 1
  • noun sabbath day of worship and rest 1

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Origin of sabbath

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, variant of sabbat, Old English < Latin sabbatum < Greek sábbaton < Hebrew shabbāth rest

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Parts of speech for Sabbath


sabbath popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

sabbath usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sabbath

noun sabbath

  • day off — A day off is a day when you do not go to work, even though it is usually a working day.
  • lord's daythe, Sunday.

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