bath

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) \

Definition of bath

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : a washing or soaking (as in water or steam) of all or part of the body
2a : 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
3a : bathroom
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
4a : the quality or state of being covered with a liquid
5 : bathtub

— see also take a bath

bath

verb
bathed; bathing; baths

Definition of bath (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

British : to give a bath to

intransitive verb

British : to take a bath

bath

noun (2)

Definition of bath (Entry 3 of 4)

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

Bath

geographical name
\ ˈbath How to pronounce Bath (audio) , ˈbäth \

Definition of Bath (Entry 4 of 4)

city in Somerset, southwestern England population 79,900

Synonyms & Antonyms for bath

Synonyms: Noun (1)

Antonyms: Noun (1)

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First Known Use of bath

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

History and Etymology for bath

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

Hebrew

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“Bath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bath. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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bath

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bath

: to wash (someone) in a container filled with water : to give a bath to (someone)
: to have a bath : to wash yourself in a bath

bath

noun
\ ˈbath How to pronounce bath (audio) , ˈbäth \
plural baths\ ˈbat͟hz , ˈbät͟hz \

Kids Definition of bath

1 : an act of washing the body usually in a bathtub took a bath
2 : water for bathing draw a bath
3 : a place, room, or building where people may bathe ancient Roman baths
4 : bathroom
5 : bathtub

bath

noun
\ ˈbath, ˈbȧth How to pronounce bath (audio) \
plural baths\ ˈbat͟hz How to pronounce bath (audio) , ˈbaths How to pronounce bath (audio) , ˈbȧt͟hz , ˈbȧths \

Medical Definition of bath

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a washing or soaking (as in water) of all or part of the body — see mud bath, sitz bath
2a : 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

transitive verb

Medical Definition of bath (Entry 2 of 2)

British
: to give a bath to

intransitive verb

British : to take a bath

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