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 luxury building, which includes a pool and fitness center, a sauna and steam room, a private theater and a billiards room, is more than 90% sold, according to the developer’s court filing on Wednesday. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 In Medan, the capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, the $32-a-night Grand Mercure comes with a modern restaurant called Orchid, an impressive buffet breakfast and a spa with a sauna and steam room. Laura Begley Bloom, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 Either way, you'll be treated to 24/7 room service, a next-level buffet breakfast, and a beautiful spa area with a sauna and steam room. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 30 Sep. 2021 The property features four bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, an office, 14 fireplaces, and an exercise room with a sauna. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Dec. 2021 Prizes for raffles at the event include a 30-minute massage from Nourish, Champagne from Voyager, a sauna at Hot Spell, a gift card from Nonfiction Wines and tickets to events at the Pabst, Riverside and Turner Hall. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Dec. 2021 Other highlights are winter activities like sledding on wooden toboggans, going Eisstockschiessen (Austria’s version of curling) and relaxing in a hot sauna after a day on the snow. Everett Potter, Forbes, 12 Dec. 2021 This week, Belarus' military brought a mobile sauna in a tent to allow people to wash, for many, the first time in a month. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 2 Dec. 2021 Made up of six decks, Flying Fox can accommodate up to 36 day and 25 overnight guests who'll be able to take advantage of its state of the art diving center, as well as its 400-square-meter spa, which is fitted with a cryotherapy sauna. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 19 Nov. 2021

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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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27 Jan 2022

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“Sauna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sauna. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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