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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 about 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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First recorded before 900; Middle English noun bath, beth, beath, Old English bæth; cognate with Old Frisian beth, Old Saxon, Old Norse bath, German Bad; from Germanic bátha-n “what is warmed,” from a root meaning “to warm”

OTHER WORDS FROM bath

bathless, adjective

Other definitions 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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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English bath(us), batus, from Latin batus, from Greek bátos, from Hebrew bath

Other definitions 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

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 4)

bath2
/ (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 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

Derived forms of Ba'th

Bathi, adjectiveBathism, nounBathist, noun

Word Origin for Ba'th

C20: from Arabic: resurgence
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bath

bath

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

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