spa

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

Definition of spa

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Spa

geographical name
\ ˈspä How to pronounce Spa (audio) \

Definition of Spa (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Examples of spa in a Sentence

Noun

Their property includes a swimming pool and spa. a six-month membership in a health spa with the specific purpose of losing weight

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Harry and Meghan stayed at Heckfield Place, a secluded yet decadent countryside hotel in Hampshire that boasts outdoor amenities like gardens, a spa, organic farms, and woodlands for exploring, according to its website. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Took a Luxe Babymoon in the Countryside," 4 Apr. 2019 Pratt added four floors, creating more than 50 mountain-view rooms, as well as the aforementioned spa, which houses six treatment rooms, a grotto-sized hot tub, an oxygen bar and a yoga studio and gym. Jane Larkworthy, ELLE Decor, "Snow Pine Lodge Brings a New Level of Luxury to Alta," 28 Mar. 2019 The Dormy in ritzy Gangnam-gu offers a multicultural buffet and their own Korean-style spa, with prices starting at $120. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "The 10 Best Vacations You Can Take With Your Tax Refund," 18 Mar. 2019 Situated on 2,000 acres, the resort has a private beach, multiple pools, restaurants, and bars, a spa, an 18-hole golf course, and one of the nicest tennis facilities in the Caribbean. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 Jetta, a 7½-year-old Lagotto Romagnolo, gets a bath from Adrienne Perry at the hotel dog spa. Alexander Cohn, WSJ, "During Westminster Dog Show, Hotel Pennsylvania Goes to the Dogs," 11 Feb. 2019 After a day in the water, relax at the spa, beachfront bar, yoga palapa, or bonfire pits. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "7 Hotels That Will Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions," 14 Dec. 2018 While the couple was at the spa for only two days, their security team spent a total of eight days in the area, according to an original report from the New York Daily News. Kaylen Ralph, Teen Vogue, "Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Are Spending Taxpayer Money on Security for Their Vacations," 14 Dec. 2018 According to sources at the Evening Standard, guests enjoyed a delicious dinner at Cecconi’s restaurant on Saturday night, and indulged in pampering treatments at the Cowshed spa. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Somehow Took a Secret Weekend Vacation to Amsterdam This Month," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of spa

Noun

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for spa

Noun

Spa, watering place in Belgium

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spa

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spa

: 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.
US : a bathtub in which a pump causes hot water and air bubbles to move around your body

spa

noun
\ 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

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