Definition of Shabbat in US English:



  • The Jewish Sabbath.

    ‘strict adherence to Shabbat as a day of prayer’
    as modifier ‘a Shabbat morning sermon’
    • ‘Suddenly, I find myself muttering the Sabbath blessing my father and mother always used to give over us children at Shabbat.’
    • ‘One of the most uplifting, beautiful Shabbats ensued.’
    • ‘Let's say it was just because someone didn't like Shabbats.’
    • ‘For the last six years, I have tried to live like a Jew in that I have been to temple every Friday night, have been to Shabbat dinners, and have kept all the holidays.’
    • ‘Though my family has never been particularly religious, we go to the synagogue on holidays and observe Shabbat, and eat kosher.’
    • ‘Danny and Reuven continue to meet in the library and spend the following Shabbat together with his father studying Pirkei Avot, learning passages from the rabbis.’
    • ‘They see each other almost every day and on the first Shabbat that Reuven is discharged from the hospital, he visits Danny at his house and shul.’
    • ‘I am engaged in recruiting Jewish freshman, planning Shabbats and leading some student Shabbat services and planning holidays.’
    • ‘Mr. Malter joyfully picks up his son from the hospital in time for a homecoming Shabbat.’
    • ‘We gather around the table and Father reads as softly as he can out of the Torah and recites the Shabbat prayers.’
    • ‘During one of the regular Talmud games on Shabbat, Reb Saunders becomes irate when Danny's participation is less than fiercely enthusiastic.’
    • ‘Recipes and Torah readings enables a re-enactment of a traditional Friday evening Shabbat feast.’
    • ‘If you're looking for someone of a particular faith or denomination, some rides even have different prayer meetings and Shabbat circles.’
    • ‘After the glorious Shabbat meal, Manya quickly cleans the dishes and leaves the two men to discuss Danny Saunders.’
    • ‘We decided to use our talents to explore some of the key prayers of the Jewish Shabbat service.’
    • ‘Slowly, we made the trek of becoming religiously observant - first going to a few Shabbats, then moving along the scale.’
    • ‘If I am judged for some failure, perhaps it will be that I could not choose the Shabbat table over the bed, either for myself or for the forlorn woman who, after dinner, wants the comfort of a man who wants her back.’
    • ‘But Shabbat was marred for the man, for on that day he had no one to lay with, and the night was the longest of the week for the man because of it.’
    • ‘Yet they're estranged from their parents, who call during a Shabbat dinner only because their rabbi advised them to.’
    • ‘When Reuven visits Danny on Shabbat, the usual Talmudic study is replaced with discussion of European Jewry.’


From Hebrew šabbāṯ.