Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sunbathe

play
intransitive verb sun·bathe \-ˌbāth\

Simple Definition of sunbathe

  • : to sit or lie in the light of the sun especially in order to make your skin darker

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sunbathe

  1. :  to take a sunbath

sunbather

play \-ˌbā-thər\ noun

Examples of sunbathe in a sentence

  1. People were sunbathing on the beach.



Origin and Etymology of sunbathe

back-formation from sunbather


First Known Use: 1941


SUNBATHE Defined for Kids

sunbathe

play
verb sun·bathe \ˈsən-ˌbāth\

Definition of sunbathe for Students

sunbathed

sunbathing

  1. :  to sit or lie in the rays of the sun to get a tan




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sunbathe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accommodate acommodate acommadate accomodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ