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.
- batesian mimicry,
- bath and north east somerset,
- bath bun,
- bath chair,
- bath chap,
- bath cube
Origin of bath1
verb (used with object), bathed, bath·ing.
verb (used without object), bathed, bath·ing.
- the act of bathing, especially in the sea, a lake, or a river.
- a swimming bath.
Origin of bathe
Examples from the Web for bathing
Police subsequently discovered 73 photos of children in bathing suits focusing on their breasts and buttocks.
But in one area, they seem to have regressed: bathing attire is starting to look positively Victorian.
Perry is a pop general, perched atop a candy rainbow, bathing her army of fans in an elixir of empowerment.‘Prism’ Review: Katy Perry Perfects the Pop Blockbuster|Kevin Fallon|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And it probably was, in the days when daily bathing was a struggle.
Could we become Beethoven simply by bathing ourselves with a bucket?
Some of the enemy were bathing in the hot springs that well up in this place, others were eating.A Spring Walk in Provence|Archibald Marshall
It is argued, I suppose, that all the trouble arose out of her unbridled passion for bathing.Northern Spain|Edgar T. A. Wigram
Bathing there, one regardeth himself as having all his purposes fulfilled.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
There was only one bathing lake and once the waters were troubled we drew the line at going in to give lessons.A Labrador Doctor|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
In architecture and hygiene, a building fitted up for and appropriated to bathing.
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.