bath

1
[ bath, bahth ]
/ bæθ, bɑθ /

noun, plural baths [bath z, bahth z, baths, bahths] /bæðz, bɑðz, bæθs, bɑθs/.

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

to wash or soak in a bath.

Idioms

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

Origin of bath

1
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-

Related forms

bath·less, adjective

Definition for bath (2 of 5)

bath

2
[ 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

2
From Hebrew

Definition for bath (3 of 5)

Bath

[ bath, bahth ]
/ bæθ, bɑθ /

noun

a city in Avon, in SW England: mineral springs.
a seaport in SW Maine.

Definition for bath (4 of 5)

Baʿth

[ bah-ahth ]
/ ˈbɑ ɑθ /

noun


Definition for bath (5 of 5)

Baath

or Baʿath, Baʿth

[ bah-ahth ]
/ ˈbɑ ɑθ /

noun

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

Origin of Baath

From the Arabic word baʿath literally, renaissance

Related forms

Ba·ath·ism, nounBa·ath·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bath (1 of 3)

bath

1
/ (bɑːθ) /

noun plural baths (bɑːðz)


verb

British to wash in a bath

Word Origin for 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 3)

bath

2
/ (bæθ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for bath

Hebrew

British Dictionary definitions for bath (3 of 3)

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)

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Medicine 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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