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

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Noun
The Dragon sits on nearly a third of an acre with seven bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath, plus two powder rooms for guests. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2024 To peel an egg with a spoon, follow these easy steps: After cooling your egg in an ice bath, find the hollow spot at the large end of the egg and gently tap it with the round side of your spoon to form small cracks and begin the separation process. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2024 The nearly 10,000-square-foot home includes six beds, eight baths, seven fireplaces, a pickleball court, outdoor spa, ice cream bar, three custom offices and a gym with an indoor cana bath and private sauna. Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 Remove the eggs from the hot water and plunge them into an ice bath to stop the cooking. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2024 Nuby Octopus Bath Toy How about a little ring toss during bath time? Christin Perry, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 The Sesame Street crew teamed up with bedding and bath company Brooklinen to create a brand new collection of products fit for any dedicated fan of the show. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Mar. 2024 Pack a dark-colored bath towel when traveling with a baby or toddler. Life Kit, NPR, 28 Mar. 2024 Adding natural germ-fighting essential oils can further boost your bath’s potency; eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint are all anti-bacterial and will scent your water beautifully too. Georgia Day, Vogue, 27 Mar. 2024
Verb
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 Pater Noster may have just nine rooms—priced at roughly $2,000 per night—but the hotel encourages its club of guests to socialize, to watch seals, and to bath together in the ice water. Michelle Tchea, Robb Report, 30 Jan. 2024 There’s nothing worse than jumping out of the shower or bath onto a cold hard bathroom floor. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2023 The entrance to Unit 1 will open into a hallway with two closets on the right, the door to the primary suite on the left, and access to the guest bedroom and bath down the hall. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, 12 July 2023 Try a few minutes in a cold shower or bath every day to build up to pro status. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, 14 June 2023 The migrants running the location set up a cooking area, a place to bath and use the restroom and even a play area for children. Mireya Villarreal, ABC News, 6 May 2023 The Good Housekeeping Institute's parenting and product experts review all the essential products for babies and their caregivers, from maternity clothes and baby monitors to bath toys and organic baby food. Rachel Rothman, goodhousekeeping.com, 28 Apr. 2023 From diaper changes to mealtime to bath time to healthcare and personal care, the ever-evolving list of tasks to master in those early years can be both mentally and physically exhausting for caregivers. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2023

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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 12 Apr. 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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