or Baʿath, Baʿth

[ bah-ahth ]
/ ˈbɑ ɑθ /


a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.

Origin of Baath

From the Arabic word baʿath literally, renaissance
Related formsBa·ath·ism, nounBa·ath·ist, noun, adjective

Definition for ba'th (2 of 2)


[ bah-ahth ]
/ ˈbɑ ɑθ /

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ba'th



/ (bɑːθ) /


an Arab Socialist party, esp in Iraq and Syria, founded by Michel Aflaq in 1941. It attempts to combine Marxism with pan-Islamic nationalism
Derived FormsBathi, adjectiveBathism, nounBathist, noun

Word Origin for Ba'th

C20: from Arabic: resurgence
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Word Origin and History for ba'th


pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."

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