Definition of sabbath :
1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which was enjoined upon the Jews in the Decalogue, and has been continued by the Christian church with a transference of the day observed from the last to the first day of the week, which is called also Lord's Day.
2. Fig.: A time of rest or repose; intermission of pain, effort, sorrow, or the like.
3. The seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of rest and festival.
- Day after day it has been borne in upon me that I had mistaken my work here, and that I ought, if there was any truth in me, to turn from it for reasons which I will give at length should I be spared to preach in this place next Sabbath. - "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.
- On the Sabbath, the pious people living at the distance of from one to four miles from Madeley usually arrived in time for her morning meeting, at nine o'clock; and, from thence, they went to the parish church, close at hand. - "Fletcher of Madeley", Frederic W. Macdonald.
- The other two are in the imperative mood: Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.