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.

= bathe

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.

= bathe

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

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