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
Master bath is spa inspired with grand shower with overhead rain faucet and handheld faucet, slipper tub, separate sinks, and custom lighting.
On the second floor is a 5,000-square-foot La Prairie spa and, down the hall, the ballroom, which already has planners scouting it for Golden Globe afterparties (relatively intimate ones, with its capacity of 300).
Everything here is supremely Instagrammable: from the white-washed booths in the restaurant to a spa treatment room built into a small hill.
Shortly after arriving at the spa, also known as Pacific Health Restoration Center, Hirsh received a regime of laetrile, which contains cyanide and is banned by the Food and Drug Administration.
The ecofriendly resort boasts a ton of outdoor activities and a crazy luxurious spa, among other amenities.
Analyzing pool software The Observer’s review found that in 2016, at least 21 swimming pools, spas and wading pools opened without inspection and were eventually shut down or put on notice for major violations.
Rarotonga now has several five-star properties, some with spas.
The wide back of the home opens to a resort-like setting that includes a free-form swimming pool and spa, a fire pit and an outdoor dining area with a barbecue island.
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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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