sauna

[ saw-nuh, sou- ]
/ ˈsɔ nə, ˈsaʊ- /

noun

a bath that uses dry heat to induce perspiration, and in which steam is produced by pouring water on heated stones.
a bathhouse or room, usually of wood, equipped for such a bath.

verb (used without object), sau·naed, sau·na·ing.

to take a sauna: to sauna after exercising.

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of sauna

Borrowed into English from Finnish around 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for sauna

British Dictionary definitions for sauna

sauna
/ (ˈsɔːnə) /

noun

an invigorating bath originating in Finland in which the bather is subjected to hot steam, usually followed by a cold plunge or by being lightly beaten with birch twigs
the place in which such a bath is taken

Word Origin for sauna

C20: from Finnish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012