bath

1 of 3

noun (1)

ˈbath How to pronounce bath (audio)
ˈbäth
plural baths ˈbat͟hz How to pronounce bath (audio)
ˈbaths,
ˈbät͟hz,
ˈbäths How to pronounce bath (audio)
1
: a washing or soaking (as in water or steam) of all or part of the body
2
a
: water used for bathing
b(1)
: a contained liquid for a special purpose
(2)
: a receptacle holding the liquid
c(1)
: a medium for regulating the temperature of something placed in or on it
(2)
: a vessel containing this medium
3
a
b
: a building containing an apartment or a series of rooms designed for bathing
c
: spa sense 1
usually used in plural
d
British : swimming pool
often used in plural
4
a
: the quality or state of being covered with a liquid
5

see also take a bath

bath

2 of 3

verb

bathed; bathing; baths

transitive verb

British : to give a bath to

intransitive verb

British : to take a bath

bath

3 of 3

noun (2)

: an ancient Hebrew liquid measure corresponding to the ephah of dry measure

Examples of bath in a Sentence

Noun (1) after a night in that tropical heat I was practically drowning in a bath of sweat retired to the upstairs bath to freshen up
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
If baths aren’t your thing, take a long, hot shower, Lozina says. Erica Sweeney, TIME, 12 June 2024 The wholly unique Suite Library room is a highlight, with its private collection of tomes on topics ranging from art to literature and science, as well as a typewriter, fireplace, and secret passageway that leads to an attic bedroom and bath with a gorgeous standing copper bathtub. Emily Hochberg, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2024
Verb
There are numerous ways to make your home feel like an oasis, and stepping out of the shower or bath onto a plush rug is one of them. Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2024 Plants and cards from Blackhawk Hardware 4225 Park Road The gift: Blackhawk Hardware has everything from sweet and sassy Mother’s Day cards to bath bombs and specialty wine accessories. Jessica Swannie, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for bath 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English bæth; akin to Old High German bad bath, Old High German bāen to warm

Noun (2)

Hebrew

First Known Use

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bath was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Bath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bath. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

bath

noun
ˈbath,
ˈbȧth
plural baths
ˈbat͟hz,
ˈbaths,
ˈbȧt͟hz,
ˈbȧths
1
: a washing of the body
take a bath
2
a
: water for bathing
draw a bath
b
: a liquid in which objects are placed so that it can act upon them
3
a
b
: a building containing rooms for bathing

Medical Definition

bath

1 of 2 noun
plural baths ˈbat͟hz How to pronounce bath (audio) ˈbaths How to pronounce bath (audio)
ˈbȧt͟hz,
ˈbȧths
1
: a washing or soaking (as in water) of all or part of the body see mud bath, sitz bath
2
a
: water used for bathing
b(1)
: a medium for regulating the temperature of something placed in or on it
(2)
: a vessel containing this medium
3
: a place resorted to especially for medical treatment by bathing : spa
usually used in plural

bath

2 of 2 transitive verb
British
: to give a bath to

intransitive verb

British : to take a bath

Geographical Definition

Bath

geographical name

ˈbath How to pronounce Bath (audio)
ˈbäth
city in Somerset, southwestern England population 79,900

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