- 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. - The seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of
rest and festival. - Fig.: A time of rest or repose; intermission of pain,
effort, sorrow, or the like.