Meaning of BATH in English


I. ˈbath, ˈbäth noun

( plural baths ˈbathz, ˈbaths, ˈbäthz, ˈbäths)

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bæth; akin to Old High German bad bath, Old High German bāen to warm

Date: before 12th century

1. : a washing or soaking (as in water or steam) of all or part of the body


a. : water used for bathing


(1) : a contained liquid for a special purpose

(2) : a receptacle holding the liquid


(1) : a medium for regulating the temperature of something placed in or on it

(2) : a vessel containing this medium


a. : bathroom

b. : a building containing an apartment or a series of rooms designed for bathing

c. : spa 1 — usually used in plural

d. British : swimming pool — often used in plural


a. : the quality or state of being covered with a liquid

b. : flood 3

5. : bathtub

6. : a financial setback : loss

took a bath in the market

II. verb

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

British : to give a bath to

intransitive verb

British : to take a bath

III. noun

Etymology: Hebrew

Date: 14th century

: an ancient Hebrew liquid measure corresponding to the ephah of dry measure

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