noun (plural baths /baTHs, baT͟Hz/)
- 1An act or process of immersing and washing one’s body in a large container of water: she took a long, hot bathMore example sentences
- Start to relax an hour before bedtime with a hot bath or your favorite music.
- There's nothing like a nice hot bath on a cold winter's day.
- Elizabeth, after finishing her bath, continued to dress.
- 1.1A container of water and its contents; a bathtub: he lay thinking in the bathMore example sentences
- Asmodeus laid in the bath submerging herself in a deep pool of water, her eyes closed in concentration.
- I stripped off and got in the bath, laid back and let the water begin its magic of revivifying me.
- Downstairs, there is even a jacuzzi in the bath and a sauna.
- 1.2 (usually baths) A public establishment offering bathing facilities.More example sentences
- Pensioners in Bradford may be able to enjoy free swimming facilities at Corporation baths soon.
- Comparatively little is known of the colonia, but there were large public buildings, including baths, and private buildings with mosaics, attesting to prosperity of a provincial capital.
- The Romans actually were quite good at public health facilities with their public baths and aqueducts and paved streets.
- 1.3 (baths) A resort with a mineral spring used for medical treatment.More example sentences
- Moctezuma, after his battle, was accustomed to dip in the thermal baths of this place and rest.
- So, after days spent duelling and fighting, I was able to go back and soak in warm mineral baths overlooking the magnificent Tuscan countryside.
- We check in, and head off en masse for the mud spring baths.
- 1.4chiefly North American A bathroom.More example sentences
- The main difference was one had a half bath, kind of bathroom which neither one of us liked, but a much nicer cabinet layout in the kitchen.
- Our party space was maybe 550 square feet - which included the kitchen and a half bath.
- The house in Houston will include guest suites with private baths, communal kitchen, living and dining rooms, a library, a family room and a manager's office.
- 1.5 [with modifier] A container holding a liquid or other substance in which something is immersed, typically when undergoing a process such as film developing.More example sentences
- After processing in this bath, the film is clear where the developed silver was and white where the remaining silver halide is.
- Great care should be practiced to prevent the potential hazard of accumulating liquid oxygen in the liquid nitrogen bath.
- Leaves were mounted on a Perspex holder with their lower edge touching a reservoir of dilute nutrient solution that also contained the reference bath electrode.
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- Wash (someone) while immersing him or her in a container of water: how to bath a babyMore example sentences
- Decide on a bedtime routine - such as feed your baby, bath her, then settle her in bed.
- I went to parenting classes and learnt how to bath a baby and how to change its nappy, but I never really thought about what happened after the baby came out and was placed on my belly for me to gaze at adoringly.
- Wendy had to show Hendry how to feed, wind and bath the baby and left him alone with her only if she went shopping.
take a bath
- • informal Suffer a heavy financial loss.More example sentences
- It looks as if every kid in town is going splish, splash and the town's finances aren't even taking a bath.
- Hong Kong and China shares took a bath yesterday as investors reacted negatively to rumours of a near-term interest rate increase by Beijing and renewed unrest in the Middle East.
- As usual, this big shot walked away with a slick profit and a wink, while small investors and company employees took a bath.
Old English bæth, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bad and German Bad.
- An ancient Hebrew liquid measure equivalent to about 40 liters or 9 gallons.More example sentences
- The Bath, equal to 72 Logs, is thus the liquid equivalent of the Ephah, also equal to 72 Logs.
- Ancient pottery, closely corresponding to our above figure, has been found in Tell Beit Mirsim that is marked "bath'' and has a capacity of about 5 gallons.
- The standard liquid measure in the Bible is the bath.
from Hebrew baṯ.