spa

noun
\ ˈspä, 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 \

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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Miami Condo Investments writes that each of the condos features a wraparound terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, up to 8,000 square feet, and amenities like an in-house spa, fitness center, beach club, and more. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Kanye West Surprised Kim Kardashian With A Miami Condo For Christmas," 29 Dec. 2018 In August, Hotel Partana’s striking steel, wood, and glass rooms were revealed, while Mexico design-hotel hitmakers Grupo Habita are working on glampsite Cuatro Cuatros to add a hotel, cabins, a spa, and a restaurant, all set to open in summer 2019. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Where To Stay Complete with spa, steam room and sauna, this hotel in the heart of the village offers many ways to unwind after a big day of shredding on the slopes. Todd Plummer, Town & Country, "The Right Way To Ski Mount Buller, Australia’s Winter Playground," 10 Dec. 2018 Taub is a 63-year-old esthetician who emigrated from the former Czechoslovakia 33 years ago; her spa, Bay Harbor Med Spa, has locations in Atlanta and Miami Beach. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "The dangerous rise of vaginal lightening," 6 Dec. 2018 The four bedrooms and galley kitchen are fairly basic, but a private casita boasts on-point mountain views and the outdoor area includes a mature cactus garden, spa, and pool. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Cheery midcentury modern in Palm Springs wants $659K," 10 Oct. 2018 Beyond wearing them to work on a daily basis, pimple patches have accompanied me to a Korean spa, backstage at New York Fashion Week, and to a bougie beachside resort. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Pimple Patching in Public: Why I Love Wearing Acne Treatments Where Everyone Can See Them," 26 Sep. 2018 Up top, there’s a rooftop terrace with a grill and spa. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Modern-day supervillain fortress in Hollywood Hills finds its next Lex Luthor," 29 May 2018 Full access to the resort’s amenities and spa facilities are included with purchase. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cyber Monday Travel Deals of 2018," 26 Nov. 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.

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

spa

noun
\ ˈspä, ˈspȯ \

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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