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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Sabaoth \Sab"a*oth\ (s[a^]b"[asl]*[o^]th or s[.a]"b[=a]*[o^]th;
     277), n. pl. [Heb. tseb[=a]'[=o]th, pl. of ts[=a]b[=a]', an
     army or host, fr. ts[=a]b[=a]', to go forth to war.]
     1. Armies; hosts.
     Note: [Used twice in the English Bible, in the phrase "The

           Lord of Sabaoth."]
           [1913 Webster]
     2. Incorrectly, the Sabbath.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : (plural) hosts or armies; used in the book of Romans in the
           New Testament; "Lord of Sabaoth"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

     the transliteration of the Hebrew word _tsebha'oth_, meaning
     "hosts," "armies" (Rom. 9:29; James 5:4). In the LXX. the Hebrew
     word is rendered by "Almighty." (See Rev. 4:8; comp. Isa. 6:3.)
     It may designate Jehovah as either (1) God of the armies of
     earth, or (2) God of the armies of the stars, or (3) God of the
     unseen armies of angels; or perhaps it may include all these

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:

  Sabaoth, Lord of hosts

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