Meaning of BATH in English


bath 1

— bathless , adj.

/bath, bahth/ , n. , pl. baths /badhz, bahdhz, baths, bahths/ , v.


1. a washing or immersion of something, esp. the body, in water, steam, etc., as for cleansing or medical treatment: I take a bath every day. Give the dog a bath.

2. a quantity of water or other liquid used for this purpose: running a bath.

3. a container for water or other cleansing liquid, as a bathtub.

4. a room equipped for bathing; bathroom: The house has two baths.

5. a building containing rooms or apartments with equipment for bathing; bathhouse.

6. Often, baths . one of the elaborate bathing establishments of the ancients: the baths of Caracalla.

7. Usually, baths . a town or resort visited for medical treatment by bathing or the like; spa.

8. a preparation, as an acid solution, in which something is immersed.

9. the container for such a preparation.

10. a device for controlling the temperature of something by the use of a surrounding medium, as sand, water, oil, etc.

11. Metall.

a. the depressed hearth of a steelmaking furnace.

b. the molten metal being made into steel in a steelmaking furnace.

12. the state of being covered by a liquid, as perspiration: in a bath of sweat.

13. take a bath , Informal. to suffer a large financial loss: Many investors are taking a bath on their bond investments.

v.t. , v.i.

14. to wash or soak in a bath.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE baeth; c. OFris beth, OS, ON bath, G Bad; bátha-n what is warmed, akin to OHG bajan (G bähen ), Sw basa to warm; pre-Gmc * bheH- to warm, ptp. * bhH-to- ]

bath 2

/bath/ , n.

a Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to a quantity varying between 10 and 11 U.S. gallons (38 and 42 liters).

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