sunbathe

verb
sun·​bathe | \ ˈsən-ˌbāt͟h How to pronounce sunbathe (audio) \
sunbathed; sunbathing; sunbathes

Definition of sunbathe

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from sunbathe

sunbather \ ˈsən-​ˌbā-​t͟hər How to pronounce sunbathe (audio) \ noun

Examples of sunbathe in a Sentence

People were sunbathing on the beach.
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to enjoying views of the light station — one of the tallest in the U.S. — guests can hike the coastal trails around the hostel, explore tide pools and sunbathe on the beach. Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2021 Cycle in the winter, taking a spur trail to sunbathe on Honeymoon Island State Park’s undeveloped beaches. Jeanine Barone, WSJ, 10 June 2021 Your mother can sunbathe resplendently and ponder her next avocation without lifting a finger. Sara Bosworth, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2021 To help nude sunbathers, swimwear brand Pour Moi created a global guide showcasing where travelers can sunbathe topless or naked, without breaking the law. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 20 Apr. 2021 Through it all, visiting dignitaries, young adventure-seekers and Bollywood stars came to sunbathe on the top deck, amid the gardens of floating lotus and majestic chinar trees on the lake’s edge. New York Times, 11 Jan. 2021 Each dam created a large, mostly stagnant reservoir of water where cyanobacteria could feed, sunbathe and multiply. Jeremy Deaton, Scientific American, 10 Aug. 2020 Each dam created a large, mostly stagnant reservoir of water where cyanobacteria could feed, sunbathe and multiply. Jeremy Deaton, Scientific American, 10 Aug. 2020 Each dam created a large, mostly stagnant reservoir of water where cyanobacteria could feed, sunbathe and multiply. Jeremy Deaton, Scientific American, 10 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sunbathe.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sunbathe

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sunbathe

back-formation from sunbather

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About sunbathe

Time Traveler for sunbathe

Time Traveler

The first known use of sunbathe was in 1917

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near sunbathe

sunbath

sunbathe

sunbeam

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sunbathe

Last Updated

25 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Sunbathe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunbathe. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sunbathe

sunbathe

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sunbathe

: to sit or lie in the light of the sun especially in order to make your skin darker

sunbathe

verb
sun·​bathe | \ ˈsən-ˌbāt͟h How to pronounce sunbathe (audio) \
sunbathed; sunbathing

Kids Definition of sunbathe

: to sit or lie in the rays of the sun to get a tan

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!