Meaning of BATH in English


n. & v.

--n. (pl. baths)

1. a (in full bath-tub) a container for liquid, usu. water, used for immersing and washing the body. b this with its contents (your bath is ready).

2 the act or process of immersing the body for washing or therapy (have a bath; take a bath).

3 a a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed, e.g. a film for developing, for controlling temperature, etc. b this with its contents.

4 (usu. in pl.) a building with baths or a swimming pool, usu. open to the public.

--v. Brit.

1. tr. wash (esp. a person) in a bath.

2 intr. take a bath.

Phrases and idioms:

bath cube a cube of compacted bath salts. bath salts soluble salts used for softening or scenting bath-water.

Etymology: OE b{aelig}th f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.