bathhouse

noun

bath·​house ˈbath-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce bathhouse (audio)
ˈbäth-
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 Although most of the bathhouses here do not operate as traditional bathing facilities anymore, there are still some opportunities for visitors to soak in warm water and unwind. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2024 The play, a Henrik Ibsen revival, follows a doctor (Strong) who discovers that his town’s bathhouse is contaminated with a deadly disease. Daysia Tolentino, NBC News, 15 Mar. 2024 Start by descending the steps to the Sutro Baths, the ruins of a 19th-century ocean-fed bathhouse, before scaling the stairs back up and winding your way north. Carey Jones, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Feb. 2024 His plan: to convert it into a Russian-style banya, or bathhouse. Alexander Nazaryan, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2024 Since then, despite early tangles with King County building inspectors and the economic slump of 2008, the Nelsons have built seven treehouses, a central lodge (with a guest bedroom), an event space (with a shower and toilet) and a bathhouse, neighbored by a pond and a wedding lawn. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2024 The compound also hosts a bathhouse, a fishery and farm, a marbled beef farm and private access to a waterfall and lake. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 31 Jan. 2024 This money will help fund a new pool and bathhouse projected to cost the district $18 million, officials explained. Elizabeth Owens-Schiele, Chicago Tribune, 29 Jan. 2024 Panoramic views of Bertha Bay are visible through the bathhouse’s ocean-facing window, and from the small outdoor pool 50 feet away. Shoshi Parks, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bathhouse was in 1705

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“Bathhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathhouse. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

bathhouse

noun
bath·​house ˈbath-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce bathhouse (audio)
ˈbȧth-
1
2
: a building containing dressing rooms for swimmers

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