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 Features include a gym, home theater, sauna and game room, as well as 180-degree water views of both the ocean and inlet. Robyn A. Friedman,, "Oceanfront estate in Palm Beach offers lap of luxury for $78.5 million," 29 Apr. 2021 In addition to a stylish residence, buyers will also have access to the building’s amenity suite, which includes a 6,000-square-foot courtyard garden as well as a private gym, swimming pool and sauna. Helena Madden, Robb Report, "This Historic London Condo Building Puts You Right Down the Street From Buckingham Palace," 23 Apr. 2021 The property is about a block from the beach and has a 40-foot saltwater pool, a sauna and an outdoor shower. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "A 1970s-Modern Hamptons Home by Charles Gwathmey Lists for $9.25 Million," 20 Apr. 2021 In addition, the showers in the locker rooms will be turned on and the sauna and steam room will open within the next few weeks. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Greene Acres Raffle offers a bonanza of prizes for the yard and garden: Talk of the Towns," 9 Apr. 2021 The resort is smack dab on a white sand beach and has tons of amenities like its pool, lazy river, hot tubs, decks with incredible views, and a sauna and steam room. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "These Colorful Vacation Rentals Are Perfect for Your Own 'Barb and Star' Beach Trip," 14 Mar. 2021 Those who would prefer lazier days can choose a sauna and massage in the wellness pod added for the 2021-2022 season while looking out at the frozen landscape. Laurie Werner, Forbes, "An Ultra Bucket List Trip For 2022: Climb An Unexplored Peak In Antarctica," 5 Mar. 2021 The primary bedroom suite has a dressing room, a large closet, a sauna and a rain shower bath. Bob Goldsborough,, "River Forest 5-bedroom mansion might be unfinished, but ‘extremely low’ inventory helped it sell for $1.79 million," 5 Mar. 2021 With 10,400 square feet, the two-story home offers an open floor plan but saves plenty of space for amenities such as a movie theater, gym, wine cellar, billiards room, sauna and wet bar. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Former Starz, HBO chief Chris Albrecht sells Palisades estate for $16.25 million," 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of sauna

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sauna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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


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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