spa

noun

ˈspä How to pronounce spa (audio)
ˈspȯ
1
a
: 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 The spacious spa, which has its own indoor plunge pool, delivers sumptuous treatments to complete the invitation of total relaxation. Forbes Travel Guide, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Think pristine championship golf courses, a 175-slip world-class marina, a slew of fine dining restaurants, and a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 19 Feb. 2024 Just throw it in the washing machine with your towels, and the spa party can begin again. Rebecca Jones, Southern Living, 19 Feb. 2024 The spa, as well as Malpeque, the property's restaurant, are two signature standouts. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 18 Feb. 2024 This resort features high-end spa services, fine dining, the Jungala Aqua Experience, a luxury beach club, world-class golf and the groundbreaking Cirque Du Soleil show, JOYÀ. Essence, 18 Feb. 2024 Bagni is one of Tuscany’s most popular spa destinations. Elizabeth Heath, Discover Magazine, 17 Feb. 2024 Create your own with this fabulous spa mat that massages the body with streams of water. Micaela Arnett, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2024 Top it off with a little body oil and lotion afterwards to truly get the spa experience of your dreams. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Spa, watering place in Belgium

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of spa was in 1610

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Cite this Entry

“Spa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spa. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

spa

noun
ˈspä How to pronounce spa (audio)
ˈspȯ
1
a
: a mineral spring
b
: a resort area with mineral springs
2
: a commercial establishment (as a resort) offering programs and equipment devoted especially to health, fitness, weight loss, beauty, or relaxation
Etymology

named for Spa, a place in Belgium that has a natural mineral spring and health resort

Medical Definition

spa

noun
1
a
: 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

Geographical Definition

Spa

geographical name

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

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