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 of sauna from the Web
A wine cellar, a Finnish sauna, a bathroom, a bedroom, a gym and a storage room are on the lower level.
Preliminary plans show High Point will include climbing walls, bouldering areas, a kid's zone, a weight and aerobic room, yoga area, sauna, birthday rooms, and a retail store.
As the summer season heats up, and your commute to work becomes a clothed sauna of sorts, try focusing your mind's eye on breezier, saltier shores.
Characters from the first film abound including Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and even large trading post proprieter Oaken makes an appearance, this time from within his sauna.
For the budget-conscious, the 30-minute Asian body scrub at Karma Spa includes sauna time, a Vichy shower and sea-salt scrub (from $41).
There’s actually no other really good heavy metal detoxifier, other than the infrared sauna.
In the capital, Jakarta, police detained 141 men in a May 21 raid on a gay gym and sauna.
Police detained dozens of men in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital, another sign of growing hostility to homosexuality in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sauna.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of sauna
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
SAUNA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sauna for English Language Learners
: 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up sauna? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).