Definition of spa
1a : a mineral springb : 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 of spa from the Web
In February, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stayed at a spa catering to old folks after failing to find a hotel room in Bonn.
Situated on the southern bank of the Main River, Forte’s Villa Kennedy resides in a late-19th-century mansion with a garden courtyard, a first-class, four-floor spa, and the suave JFK Bar.
The indulgences of most hotels—the spa, the weirdly empty gym, the overpriced bar—
Pet Station Country Club, Louisville's first upscale pet spa, opened at 4800 Murphy Lane in March.
Activities here also include kite surfing, being glamorous, and indulging in super-spendy spa treatments (a couple’s massage starts at $220 for a half hour — also the price of a full night in many hotels that are not this one).
At one Japanese spa resort, visitors can take baths in red wine, green tea, or ramen broth.
Since opening the casino in Uncasville in 1996, Mohegan Sun has grown to include restaurants, retail stores, professinal sporting events, a spa and an 18-hole golf course.
Master bath is spa inspired with grand shower with overhead rain faucet and handheld faucet, slipper tub, separate sinks, and custom lighting.
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Origin and Etymology of spa
Spa, watering place in Belgium
First Known Use: 1610See Words from the same year
Definition of Spa
town southeast of Liège in the Wallonia region in eastern Belgium population 10,394
SPA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spa for English Language Learners
: a place where water that has many minerals in it comes up naturally from the ground and where people go to improve their health by swimming in, bathing in, or drinking the water
: a place where people go to improve their health and appearance by exercising, relaxing, etc.
: a bathtub in which a pump causes hot water and air bubbles to move around your body
Medical Definition of spa
1a: a mineral springb: a resort with mineral springs
2: a commercial establishment (as a resort) providing facilities devoted especially to health, fitness, weight loss, beauty, and relaxation
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