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bath

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[ bath, bahth ]
/ bæθ, bɑθ /
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noun, plural baths [bathz, bahthz, baths, bahths]. /bæðz, bɑðz, bæθs, bɑθs/.

verb (used with or without object), bathed, bath·ing.Chiefly British.

to wash or soak in a bath.

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Idioms for bath

    take a bath, Informal. to suffer a large financial loss: Many investors are taking a bath on their bond investments.

Origin of bath

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before 900; Middle English; Old English bæth; cognate with Old Frisian beth,Old Saxon, Old Norse bath,German Bad;<Germanic *bátha-n what is warmed, akin to Old High German bājan (German bähen), Swedish basa to warm; pre-Germanic *bheH- to warm, past participle *bhH-to-
bathless, adjective

Definition for bath (2 of 3)

bath2
[ bath ]
/ bæθ /

noun

a Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to a quantity varying between 10 and 11 U.S. gallons (38 and 42 liters).

Origin of bath

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From Hebrew

Definition for bath (3 of 3)

Bath
[ bath, bahth ]
/ bæθ, bɑθ /

noun

a city in Avon, in SW England: mineral springs.
a seaport in SW Maine.
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British Dictionary definitions for bath (1 of 4)

bath1
/ (bɑːθ) /

noun plural baths (bɑːðz)

verb

British to wash in a bath
Old English bæth; compare Old High German bad, Old Norse bath; related to Swedish basa to clean with warm water, Old High German bāen to warm

British Dictionary definitions for bath (2 of 4)

bath2
/ (bæθ) /

noun

an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about 8.3 Imperial gallons or 10 US gallons
Hebrew

British Dictionary definitions for bath (3 of 4)

Bath
/ (bɑːθ) /

noun

a city in SW England, in Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority, Somerset, on the River Avon: famous for its hot springs; a fashionable spa in the 18th century; Roman remains, notably the baths; university (1966). Pop: 90 144 (2001)Latin name: Aquae Sulis (ˈækwiːˈsuːlɪs)

British Dictionary definitions for bath (4 of 4)

Ba'th

Ba'ath

/ (bɑːθ) /

noun

an Arab Socialist party, esp in Iraq and Syria, founded by Michel Aflaq in 1941. It attempts to combine Marxism with pan-Islamic nationalism
Bathi, adjectiveBathism, nounBathist, noun
C20: from Arabic: resurgence
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Medical definitions for bath

bath
[ băth ]

n. pl. baths (băðz, băths)

The act of soaking or cleansing the body or any of its parts, as in water.
The apparatus used in giving a bath.
The fluid used to maintain the metabolic activities of an organism.
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Idioms and Phrases with bath

bath

see take a bath; throw out the baby with the bath water.

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