spa

noun \ ˈspä , ˈspȯ \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of spa

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

  1. Their property includes a swimming pool and spa.

  2. a six-month membership in a health spa with the specific purpose of losing weight

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Origin and Etymology of spa

Spa, watering place in Belgium

spa Synonyms


Spa

geographical name \ ˈspä \

Definition of Spa

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

SPA Defined for English Language Learners

spa

noun

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 Dictionary

spa

noun \ ˈspä, ˈspȯ \

medical Definition of spa

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


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