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
From the muddy delta of the Indus to the barren Baloch coast, a twinkling constellation of attractions is set to rise: luxury hotels, water parks, golf courses, health spas, yacht harbours, night clubs, the works.
The spa also offers additional treatments, massages and therapies.
Oasis guests get hotel perks through spa, gym and club memberships.
The Rev. Antonio Spadaro (spa-DAH-roh) accused evangelical political activists and Catholics who work with them of using religion to promote conflict and hate.
The spa for canines and cats is called Wag N' Wash Food & Bakery, a franchised chain that will offer retail and grooming services at the site near Westport Village.
According to police reports, the police department received numerous complaints from citizens regarding possible prostitution at the spa.
In February, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stayed at a spa catering to old folks after failing to find a hotel room in Bonn.
Situated on the southern bank of the Main River, Forte’s Villa Kennedy resides in a late-19th-century mansion with a garden courtyard, a first-class, four-floor spa, and the suave JFK Bar.
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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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