spa

[ spah ]
/ spɑ /

noun

a mineral spring, or a locality in which such springs exist.
a luxurious resort or resort hotel.
a hot tub or similar warm-water hydromassage facility, usually for more than one person.
New England. soda fountain.

Origin of spa

First recorded in 1555–65; generalized use of Spa

Definition for spa (2 of 2)

Spa
[ spah ]
/ spɑ /

noun

a resort town in E Belgium, SE of Liège: famous mineral springs.
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British Dictionary definitions for spa (1 of 4)

spa
/ (spɑː) /

noun

a mineral spring or a place or resort where such a spring is found

Word Origin for spa

C17: named after Spa, Belgium

British Dictionary definitions for spa (2 of 4)

Spa
/ (spɑː) /

noun

a town in E Belgium, in Liège province: a resort with medicinal mineral springs (discovered in the 14th century). Pop: 10 491 (2004 est)

British Dictionary definitions for spa (3 of 4)

SpA

abbreviation for

Società per Azioni

Word Origin for SpA

Italian: limited company

British Dictionary definitions for spa (4 of 4)

SPA

abbreviation for

Special Protection Area: an area designated by the European Union in order to protect endangered species, esp of birds
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