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
verb (used with object), bathed, bath·ing.
verb (used without object), bathed, bath·ing.
Origin of bathe
Related Words for bathingscrub, submerge, soak, dip, scour, douse, clean, wet, steep, rinse, immerse, dunk, water, moisten, hose, suffuse, bath, shower, flood, sponge
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Contemporary Examples of bathing
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August 23, 2014
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October 22, 2013
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May 9, 2013
Historical Examples of bathing
Mr. Bellingham was bathing his forehead with cooling drinks.
Don't be cantankerous, and don't be subtle, because I've been bathing.
All our ladies sleep after the colazione until the bathing hour.
Others were bathing, leaping into the water with shouts from the rocks.
Temperance in diet and exercise, with frequent washing and bathing, are the best means of preserving a healthful countenance.
Word Origin for bathe
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
1540s, verbal noun from bathe (v.). Bathing suit is recorded from 1852 (bathing costume from 1830); bathing beauty is 1920, from vaudeville.
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").
n. pl. baths (băðz, băths)
see take a bath; throw out the baby with the bath water.