Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Sabbath.

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  • proper n. Shabbat (the Sabbath).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Yiddish shabes, from Hebrew šabbāt; see Sabbath.

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From Yiddish שבת (shabes), from Hebrew שַׁבָּת (shabát).

Examples

  • Friday; bowling party at 8 p.m. Saturday, aka Shabbos - is a festive affair inspired by the 1998 film "The Big Lebowski."

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  • Most of us know right from wrong and I "know" for instance riding a lift on Shabbos which is preprogrammed is wrong - and deciding which of tea or coffee is allowed to brew to be Kosher -- did Moses really tell us this?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • (Soundbite of laughter) Dr. HODES: Well, Jewish people and non-Jewish people converge on my house on Friday nights and we have big Shabbos dinners, Sabbath dinners.

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  • That one had some interesting recipes— some vegetable curries and a spicy halibut dish, and it occurred to Marilyn that recounting the origin and history of each dish as she presented it with a flourish to the waiting company would give her the opportunity to show Jerry that while she might not keep up onTimeandNewsweek, she did know how to pronounce Sri Lanka properly, the first consonant just like theshin“Shabbos.”

    Fascination

  • Saturday night, just after Shabbos ended, I found out that Amy Winehouse was dead at 27.

    Was the World Powerless to Stop Amy Winehouse?

  • Mostly because we were a bunch of little zealots coming home on the school bus and announcing things, like, "It's a sin to rip toilet paper on Shabbos, there will be no more toilet paper ripping under this roof."

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  • At shul that night, before Rav Mendelson even had a chance to wish anyone a Good Shabbos, Joel caught Al Edelstein's eye and drew a finger across his own throat, pantomiming an execution.

    The Search

  • And rather than tell the candidate which Shabbos he can come for his tryout, take it or leave it, Edelstein offers him a choice of three weekends.

    The Search

  • Next Shabbos, when the congregation chants the blessing for“all those who serve the needs of the community faithfully, may the Holy One pay their reward,” the congregation will be blessingthem.

    The Search

  • And so, rather than ask call-me-Andy even a single question about his background or his experience, Edelstein decides to invite him toWest Cloverdalefor Shabbos straightaway.

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