sauna

noun
sau·​na | \ ˈsȯ-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) , ˈsau̇-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) \

Definition of sauna

1 : a Finnish steam bath in which the steam is provided by water thrown on hot stones also : a bathhouse or room used for such a bath
2 : a dry heat bath also : a room or cabinet used for such a bath

Examples of sauna in a Sentence

The health club has a pool and a sauna. He talked about the benefits of taking a sauna regularly.

Recent Examples on the Web

The 10th-floor fitness center has cardio and weight training machines, private and group exercise studios, sauna and wet lounges, locker rooms with showers, and a game room with billiards. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "In River North, known for its galleries, new apartment tower goes arty," 21 Mar. 2018 Each Superior Glass Apartment comes equipped with a living area, a mini-kitchen, an upstairs loft with prime-time Aurora Borealis-viewing glass ceilings, a private bathroom, and its own private outdoor hot spa and sauna. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Snowman Glass Resort Is the Winter Vacation of Your Dreams," 20 Feb. 2019 The daily sauna, however, may have the most cultural significance. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Helsinki Should Be Your Next City Break in Europe," 2 Sep. 2018 Wrestlers told Politico that coaches, like Jordan, often had to kick voyeurs out of the sauna and practice areas. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Jim Jordan’s allies are questioning the premise of the Ohio State sexual abuse allegations," 13 July 2018 Welcome to week two of the Cincinnati's natural sauna. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "3 headlines: Cow suits, a Metro hero and the best turtle sundae in Cincinnati," 10 July 2018 The additions included ancillary functions and buildings—a cinema, full resort-style spa with massage room, sauna and steam bath, game rooms, a bowling alley, full bar, and basketball and racquetball courts. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "In a House With 16 Bathrooms, There Are Lots of Choices," 10 Jan. 2019 Everything from the cabinets to the bathroom walls is clad in wood, giving the space a sauna-like appearance. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Tiny ‘hobbit house’ can be rented for your next retreat," 15 Aug. 2018 At One Grosvenor Square there will be a gym and private training studio, swimming pool, spa and sauna, and members club with movie theater and business suite. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "In Brexit Britain, London’s Empty New Penthouses Seek Owners," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sauna

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sauna

Finnish

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The first known use of sauna was in 1881

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sauna

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sauna

: a special heated room in which people sit or lie down in order to get hot and sweat
: a health treatment in which people sit or lie down in a sauna

sauna

noun
sau·​na | \ ˈsau̇-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) , ˈsȯ-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) \

Medical Definition of sauna

1 : a Finnish steam bath in which the steam is provided by water thrown on hot stones also : a bathhouse or room used for such a bath
2 : a dry heat bath also : a room or cabinet used for such a bath

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