Sabbath vs Hiatus - What's the difference?

sabbath | hiatus |

As a noun hiatus is

a gap in a series, making it incomplete.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • The (l) seventh (l) of the (l), observed as a day of rest in (l), , starting at (l) on (l) till sundown on (l).
  • (l), observed throughout the majority of (l) as a day of rest.
  • (l), observed in (l) as a day of rest.
  • A meeting of , presided over by the devil. (Also: witches' sabbath or black sabbath).
  • * 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 419:
  • Around this conception was built up the notion of ritual devil-worship, involving the sabbath or nocturnal meeting at which the witches gathered to worship their master and to copulate with him.




  • A gap in a series, making it incomplete.
  • An interruption, break or pause.
  • An unexpected break from work.
  • The band took a hiatus for three months.
  • (geology) A gap in geological strata.
  • (anatomy) An opening in an organ.
  • Hiatus aorticus is an opening in the diaphragm through which aorta and thoracic duct pass.
  • (linguistics)
  • # A syllable break between two vowels, without an intervening consonant. (Compare diphthong.)
  • # The condition of having such a break.
  • Words like'' reality ''and'' na├»ve ''contain vowels in hiatus .
  • Synonyms

    * break (1)