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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Each Superior Glass Apartment comes equipped with a living area, a mini-kitchen, an upstairs loft with prime-time Aurora Borealis-viewing glass ceilings, a private bathroom, and its own private outdoor hot spa and sauna. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Snowman Glass Resort Is the Winter Vacation of Your Dreams," 20 Feb. 2019 Overnight, dozens of homes and a hotel were evacuated around the town of about 2,000 people which is known for its spa. Fox News, "Portugal battles major wildfire as Europe heat wave endures," 6 Aug. 2018 Outside, the home includes a series of terraces and patios as well as a beautiful in-ground pool with its own spa and waterfall. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "Three Bucks County homes with amazing outdoor spaces," 3 July 2018 May ran her own med spa in Waukesha for six years before partnering with LeFever. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pewaukee salon and med spa brings a new beauty concept to Pewaukee Lake," 21 June 2018 Beal was arrested after his former girlfriend, Ildiko Krajnyak, was killed May 14 after opening a package bomb delivered to her spa. Sonya Hamasaki, CNN, "Feds drop charges against ex-boyfriend of woman killed by package bomb," 29 May 2018 In a recent episode of Ball in the Family, the Ball family was at their spa in Lithuania when LiAngelo had to remove his shirt for the treatment. Andrew Joseph, USA TODAY, "LaVar Ball melted down over LiAngelo's tattoos," 19 Mar. 2018 In a recent episode of Ball in the Family, the Ball family was at their spa in Lithuania when LiAngelo had to remove his shirt for the treatment. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "LaVar Ball melted down when he found out LiAngelo Ball has tattoos," 19 Mar. 2018 When her contract at Dog Days ended in December 2011, Dye and her boyfriend, Jeff Miller, decided to start their own pet spa. Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, "How one local woman turned her passion for pets into a successful business with 4 locations," 12 Mar. 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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