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.
Idioms about bath
take a bath, Informal. to suffer a large financial loss: Many investors are taking a bath on their bond investments.
- bathless, adjective
Other definitions for bath (2 of 3)
a Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to a quantity varying between 10 and 11 U.S. gallons (38 and 42 liters).
Other definitions for Bath (3 of 3)
a city in Avon, in SW England: mineral springs.
a seaport in SW Maine.
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How to use bath in a sentence
Facing muggy race conditions in Qatar of 88 degrees Fahrenheit with 75 percent humidity, the Canadian 50K racewalker spent ten minutes in an ice bath shortly before the race, then donned an ice towel while waiting for the start.
There’s this stigma toward fathers that we shouldn’t be as loving or sing to our children or get them to bed or give them baths.These Mothers Wanted to Care for Their Kids and Keep Their Jobs. Now They're Suing After Being Fired | Eliana Dockterman | March 3, 2021 | Time
How hot the bath—and the bathroom—should beThe meta analysis from 2019 zeroed in on 104 to 109 degrees Fahrenheit as a temperature range that improves sleep quality.
People who regularly take baths seem to have lower stress levels and be less depressed than people who just shower.
No matter what shape your skin is in, sealing in the moisture of a bath is always a good thing.
Then I see all those couples quarreling in Bed, bath, and Beyond.
You can not see anything in there, until it magically emerges in the developing bath.
It was now safely back in its cage, although the chancellor sometimes let it play in the bath, he said.
Wikipedia has an entire entry on medicinal clays, though many are of the mud-bath variety.You Probably Shouldn’t Try to Lose 20 Pounds by Eating Clay | Kent Sepkowitz | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just yesterday I claimed a local deli, a small poodle and a Bed, bath and Beyond.
But some one, perhaps it was Robert, thought of a bath at that mystic hour and under that mystic moon.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Then said Nqong from his bath in the salt-pan, "Come and ask me about it to-morrow, because I'm going to wash."Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
When partially exhausted the aluminum shutters are dipped into a bath of shellac.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Enjoying the keen physical pleasure of it, he thought what a wholly delightful thing was a hot bath after a day's hard hunting.Uncanny Tales | Various
With a desperate effort of the will he hurled himself out of the bath and threw open the window.Uncanny Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for bath (1 of 4)
a large container, esp one made of enamelled iron or plastic, used for washing or medically treating the body: Related 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
British Dictionary definitions for bath (2 of 4)
an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about 8.3 Imperial gallons or 10 US gallons
British Dictionary definitions for Bath (3 of 4)
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 Ba'th (4 of 4)
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, adjective
- Bathism, noun
- Bathist, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bath
see take a bath; throw out the baby with the bath water.
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