bath·​house | \ ˈbath-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce bathhouse (audio) , ˈbäth- \

Definition of bathhouse

1 : a building equipped for bathing
2 : a building containing dressing rooms for bathers

Examples of bathhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patrick got ready for work in the public bathhouse. Erin Clark,, "For one Maine family, the long, hard road from ‘nowhere’ to home," 21 Dec. 2019 Finding herself in a bathhouse that caters to spirits, Chihiro meets Haku, a mysterious apprentice to the witch Yubaba, who runs the resort. Nick Romano,, "Studio Ghibli: A beginner's guide through the worlds of Spirited Away, Mononoke, and beyond," 24 Dec. 2019 There will also be a new ramp to improve accessibility from the upper-level parking lot to the lower level of the bathhouse. Don Stacom,, "Bristol begins $3.3 million overhaul of pool at Page Park," 26 Nov. 2019 Adam's graphic, erotic account of a gang bang in a Prague bathhouse is intended to arouse, just as an HIV scare that follows is meant to jolt. John Norris, Billboard, "In Broadway's Powerful Queer Epic 'The Inheritance,' Matthew Lopez Bridges an LGBTQ Generation Gap," 7 Nov. 2019 Each section of the city has a communal bakery, mosque, and hamam, or bathhouse, each highly important to the function of Moroccan society. National Geographic, "A Minute in Marrakesh," 10 Sep. 2019 The finds included a bathhouse, a huge marble-floored forum, thousands of artefacts and the world’s largest floor mosaic. The Economist, "Some building works threaten Turkish antiquities. Others save them," 14 Nov. 2019 Previous archaeological discoveries in the area include the 1970s unearthing of an ancient fortress and bathhouse, as well as the identification of multiple forts of varying size and significance. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Construction Reveals Remnants of Roman Fort Below British Bus Station," 27 Sep. 2019 The bathhouse is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until Labor Day. USA TODAY, "Retired monkeys, freeze-dried blood, ‘Hidden Figures Way’: News from around our 50 states," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of bathhouse

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jan 2020

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“Bathhouse.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bathhouse

: a public building where people go to take baths, showers, etc.
US : a public building at a beach where people go to put on the clothes they use for swimming

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