a solemn ceremony, chiefly among Reform and Conservative Jews, that is held in the synagogue on Friday night or Saturday morning to admit formally as an adult member of the Jewish community a girl 12 to 13 years old.
the girl participating in this ceremony.
to administer the ceremony of bat mitzvah to.
(sometimes not capitals) a variant of Bat Mitzvah
(of a Jewish girl) having attained religious majority at the age of twelve
the date of, or, in some congregations, a ceremony marking, this event
the girl herself on that day
1950, literally “daughter of command;” a Jewish girl who has reached age 12, the age of religious majority. Extended to the ceremony held on occasion of this.
bat mitzvah [(baht, bahs mits-vuh)]
An important ceremony and social event in Judaism marking the beginning of religious responsibility for Jewish girls; it is the less frequently observed counterpart of the bar mitzvah. Bat mitzvah is Hebrew for “daughter of the commandment.”
relief sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background. Historical Examples Miss Ross described her beauty graphically enough when she said it was that of an old Greek bas-relief. Contraband G. J. Whyte-Melville When she felt a bas-relief of dancing girls she asked, “Where are the singers?” Story of My Life Helen Keller […]
a department in NE France. 1848 sq. mi. (4785 sq. km). Capital: Strasbourg. Historical Examples The people of this district have a less soft pronunciation than those of Bas-Rhin. Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) Carl Engel The democratic idea grew and was represented chiefly by the Courrier du Bas-Rhin which influenced public […]
toward the base. basad ba·sad (bā’sād’) adj. Having a direction toward the base of an object or structure.
of, at, or forming the base. forming a basis; fundamental; basic. Physiology. indicating a standard low level of activity of an organism, as during total rest. of an amount required to maintain this level. Medicine/Medical. serving to induce a preliminary or light anesthesia prior to total anesthetization. Historical Examples Fig. 71 shows a combination of […]