- a washing or immersion of something, especially the body, in water, steam, etc., as for cleansing or medical treatment: I take a bath every day. Give the dog a bath.
- a quantity of water or other liquid used for this purpose: running a bath.
- a container for water or other cleansing liquid, as a bathtub.
- a room equipped for bathing; bathroom: The house has two baths.
- a building containing rooms or apartments with equipment for bathing; bathhouse.
- Often baths. one of the elaborate bathing establishments of the ancients: the baths of Caracalla.
- Usually baths. a town or resort visited for medical treatment by bathing or the like; spa.
- a preparation, as an acid solution, in which something is immersed.
- the container for such a preparation.
- a device for controlling the temperature of something by the use of a surrounding medium, as sand, water, oil, etc.
- the depressed hearth of a steelmaking furnace.
- the molten metal being made into steel in a steelmaking furnace.
- the state of being covered by a liquid, as perspiration: in a bath of sweat.
- to wash or soak in a bath.
- take a bath, Informal. to suffer a large financial loss: Many investors are taking a bath on their bond investments.
Origin of bath1
- a Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to a quantity varying between 10 and 11 U.S. gallons (38 and 42 liters).
Origin of bath2
- a city in Avon, in SW England: mineral springs.
- a seaport in SW Maine.
or Baʿath, Baʿth
- a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.
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
Examples from the Web for bath
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.
- a large container, esp one made of enamelled iron or plastic, used for washing or medically treating the bodyRelated adjective: balneal
- the act or an instance of washing in such a container
- the amount of liquid contained in a bath
- run a bath to turn on the taps to fill a bath with water for bathing oneself
- (usually plural) a place that provides baths or a swimming pool for public use
- 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
- British to wash in a bath
Word Origin for bath
- an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about 8.3 Imperial gallons or 10 US gallons
Word Origin for bath
- 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)
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."
- 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.
see take a bath; throw out the baby with the bath water.