Meaning of BATH in English
— 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.
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/ , n.
a Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to a quantity varying between 10 and 11 U.S. gallons (38 and 42 liters).
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012