Meaning of BATH in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ bɑ:θ, bæθ ]
When the form 'baths' is the plural of the noun it is pronounced /bɑ:ðz/ or /bæθs/ in British English, and /bæðz/ in American English. When it is used in the present tense of the verb, it is pronounced /bɑ:θs/ or /bæθs/.
( baths bathing, bathed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A bath is a container, usually a long rectangular one, which you fill with water and sit in while you wash your body. ( BRIT; in AM, use bathtub )
In those days, only quite wealthy families had baths of their own.
When you have or take a bath , or when you are in the bath , you sit or lie in a bath filled with water in order to wash your body.
...if you have a bath every morning...
Take a shower instead of a bath.
If you bath someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bath. ( BRIT )
Don’t feel you have to bath your child every day.
VERB : V n
Bath is also a noun. ( in AM, use bathe )
The midwife gave him a warm bath.
When you bath , you have a bath. ( BRIT; in AM, use bathe )
The three children all bath in the same bath water.
VERB : V prep / adv
A bath or a baths is a public building containing a swimming pool, and sometimes other facilities that people can use to have a wash or a bath.
A bath is a container filled with a particular liquid, such as a dye or an acid, in which particular objects are placed, usually as part of a manufacturing or chemical process.
...a developing photograph placed in a bath of fixer.
N-COUNT : usu with supp
see also bloodbath , bubble bath , swimming bath , Turkish bath
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006