noun, plural baths [bath z, bahth z, baths, bahths] /bæðz, bɑðz, bæθs, bɑθs/.
- the depressed hearth of a steelmaking furnace.
- the molten metal being made into steel in a steelmaking furnace.
verb (used with or without object), bathed, bath·ing. Chiefly British.
Origin of bath1
Origin of bath2
or Baʿath, Baʿth
Origin of Baath
Related Words for bathshower, tub, toilet, bathroom, lavatory, restroom, sauna, gargle, soak, wash, ablution, dip, scrubbing, douche, soaking, cleansing, sponging, spa, washroom
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Contemporary Examples of bath
Then I see all those couples quarreling in Bed, Bath, and Beyond.How to Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive
November 26, 2014
It was now safely back in its cage, although the chancellor sometimes let it play in the bath, he said.Why 7 Times 8 Tripped Up the UK Chancellor
July 4, 2014
Just yesterday I claimed a local deli, a small poodle and a Bed, Bath and Beyond.Bill O’Reilly, Muslim-Hunter
June 5, 2014
When John entertained he would fill the bath with ice and sprinkle blue food dye all over it.When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days
The Daily Beast
April 10, 2014
But even he did not go so far as to talk about the Wife of Bath as though she were flesh and blood.My Imaginary Literary Friends
February 23, 2014
Historical Examples of bath
I was struck with the order of the bath: also the scimetary of the apartments.
Surely those are not the steps that lead down toward the bath?
Dick would be content if she went about in raiment made of dusters and bath towels.Viviette
William J. Locke
On her way there she had overtaken Robin's wife wheeling Robin in a bath chair.
He ought to get her a proper servant and a man for the garden and the bath chair.
noun plural baths (bɑːðz)
- a vessel in which something is immersed to maintain it at a constant temperature, to process it photographically, electrolytically, etc, or to lubricate it
- the liquid used in such a vessel
Word Origin for bath
Word Origin for bath
Old English bæð "immersing in water, mud, etc.," also "quantity of water, etc., for bathing," from Proto-Germanic *batham (cf. Old Norse bað, Middle Dutch bat, German bad), from PIE root *bhe- "to warm" (cf. Latin fovere "to foment") + Germanic *-thuz suffix indicating "act, process, condition" (cf. birth, death). Original sense was of heating, not immersing in water. The city in Somerset, England (Old English Baðun) was so called from its hot springs. Bath salts attested from 1875 (Dr. Julius Braun, "On the Curative Effects of Baths and Waters").
pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."
n. pl. baths (băðz, băths)
see take a bath; throw out the baby with the bath water.