\ ˈspä How to pronounce spa (audio) , ˈspȯ \

Definition of spa

1a : a mineral spring
b : a resort with mineral springs
2 : a fashionable resort or hotel
3 New England : soda fountain
4 : a commercial establishment providing facilities devoted especially to health, fitness, weight loss, beauty, and relaxation
5 : a hot tub with a whirlpool device

Examples of spa in a Sentence

Their property includes a swimming pool and spa. a six-month membership in a health spa with the specific purpose of losing weight
Recent Examples on the Web Recover from your workout in the aquatic wellness center with an aqua therapy session, or with a treatment in the spa. Sandra Ramani, Robb Report, 7 May 2022 Enjoy horseback riding, a leisurely day on an 18-hole golf course, or, if that grandmother with antiquated views is sending your blood pressure into hypertensive territory, simply relax and rejuvenate at the onsite spa. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 27 Apr. 2022 Alexa and her competitors have brought technology into the spa bathroom. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Pricing also includes a family photo taken by a professional photographer, a kids area with activities, live music and drawing for $1,000 medspa and $500 spa gift cards. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2022 It was heralded by Travel + Leisure readers most recently as the No. 1 international destination spa in 2021. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2022 Typically speaking, bamboo grows in water and is a low-maintenance pick that'll also give your bathroom some serious spa vibes. Brittney Morgan And Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 29 Apr. 2022 At the end of a dirt road, this oceanside, all-inclusive boutique hotel features a pool, restaurant, WiFi, air conditioning and spa. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 And while many other doctors do not give this neurotoxin to those under 20, spa and beauty salon personnel are known to administer it with little concern for age. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spa

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for spa

Spa, watering place in Belgium

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20 May 2022

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“Spa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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\ ˈspä, ˈspȯ How to pronounce spa (audio) \

Medical Definition of spa

1a : a mineral spring
b : a resort with mineral springs
2 : a commercial establishment (as a resort) providing facilities devoted especially to health, fitness, weight loss, beauty, and relaxation

Spa geographical name

\ ˈspä How to pronounce Spa (audio) \

Definition of Spa

town southeast of Liège in the Wallonia region in eastern Belgium population 10,394

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