sunbathe

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

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Other Words from sunbathe

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

Examples of sunbathe in a Sentence

People were sunbathing on the beach.

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Sure, a box of makeup isn't exactly the typical sunbathing companion, but that's not what trolls are focusing on. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Is Being Body-Shamed by Trolls Comparing Her Butt to a "Full Diaper"," 17 Aug. 2019 July 4, when the temperature climbed to 90 degrees, was the hottest day ever in Anchorage, Alaska, sending residents out to sunbathe and splash in area lakes. NBC News, "Record heat in Alaska melts glaciers, hints at bigger problems that may be to come," 25 July 2019 Swim, surf, and sunbathe like a celebrity this summer. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Enjoy the Summer Sun Like a Celeb in These Swimwear Looks We Love," 1 Aug. 2019 The Clapham resident said the man landed a meter (3 feet) from a man sunbathing in his garden. Milena Veselinovic And Tara John, CNN, "Stowaway falls into London garden from Kenya Airways plane," 1 July 2019 Visitors can also watch how wooden shoes are made at Nelis' Dutch Village, take a swim or sunbathe at one of several beaches, snap a photo of the popular Holland Harbor Lighthouse, and learn about Dutch culture at the Holland Museum. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 The roof-deck offers sunbathing by day and stargazing by night, while a ladder leads down to a submerged bedroom surrounded by windows that frame the reef (and schools of tropical fish). Karen Carmichael, National Geographic, "Don’t scuba? Here are 10 other underwater thrills," 7 June 2019 Where to stay: The Lighthouse Lodge is a bed and breakfast on Lake Shafer and Mallard Bay, featuring a stone lighthouse built in the 1930s, swimming areas and a large grassy area for sunbathing. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 Visitors can also swim, sunbathe and play volleyball. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "10 of the best campgrounds within a few hours of Indianapolis," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of sunbathe

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sunbathe

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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

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