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SUN'DAY, n. The christian sabbath; the first day of the week, a day consecrated to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship. It is called also the Lord's day. Many pious persons however discard the use of Sunday, and call the day the sabbath.




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SUN'DAY, n. The christian sabbath; the first day of the week, a day consecrated to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship. It is called also the Lord's day. Many pious persons however discard the use of Sunday, and call the day the sabbath.


SUN'DAY, n. [Sax: sunna-dæg; G. sonntag; D. zondag; Dan. söndag; Sw. söndag; so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or to its worship.]

The Christian sabbath; the first day of the week, a day consecrated to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship. It is called also the Lord's day. Many pious persons however discard the use of Sunday, and call the day the sabbath. [See Sabbath.]


Sun"day
  1. The first day of the week, -- consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day.

    Advent Sunday, Low Sunday, Passion Sunday, etc. See under Advent, Low, etc.

    Syn. -- See Sabbath.

  2. Belonging to the Christian Sabbath.

    Sunday letter. See Dominical letter, under Dominical. -- Sunday school. See under School.

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SUN'DAY, noun The christian sabbath; the first day of the week, a day consecrated to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship. It is called also the Lord's day. Many pious persons however discard the use of sunday and call the day the sabbath.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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herself

HERSELF', pron. [her and self.] This denotes a female,the subject of discourse before mentioned, and is either in the nominative or objective case. In the nominative it usually follows she, and is added for the sake of emphasis, or emphatical distinction; as, she herself will bear the blame.

The daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself. Ex.2.

1. Having the command of herself; mistress of her rational powers, judgment or temper. The woman was deranged, but she is now herself again. She has come to herself.

2. In her true character; as, the woman acts like herself.

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