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Pronunciation: /bɑːθ
 
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noun (plural baths /bɑːðz/)

1A large container for water, used for immersing and washing the body: the bedrooms have their own bath and shower he lay in the bath
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  • 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.
Synonyms
1.1An act or process of immersing and washing one’s body in the water held by a bath: she took a long, hot bath
More 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.
Synonyms
wash, soak, dip, shower, douche, soaping, sponging, toilet
formal or humorous ablution
1.2 (usually baths) British A building containing a public swimming pool or washing facilities: he told them to meet him at the baths they expected me to use the public baths
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  • 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.
1.3chiefly North American A bathroom: people are spending more money on their kitchen and bath
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  • 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.
1.4 [with modifier] A container holding a liquid in which something is immersed, typically when undergoing a process such as film developing.
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.

verb

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1Wash (someone) while immersing them in a bath: how to bath a baby
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  • 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.
1.1 [no object] Wash oneself while immersed in a bath: there was no hot water to bath in
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  • It is not healthy, the children are dirty, we can not bath, the water we have we use for drinking.
  • These are the people that quite happily let me shower and bath with no hot water for 10 days, because they couldn't be bothered to fix a tap.
  • He had taken a vow before his men that he would bath in the waters of the Mediterranean; the time was right to fulfill that vow.
Synonyms
bathe, give/have/take a bath, wash, clean, soak, shower, douche, soap, freshen up
literary lave
formal or humorous perform one's ablutions

Origin

Old English bæth, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bad and German Bad.

More
  • The city of Bath in the west of England derives its name from its hot springs, where people immersed themselves for health reasons. The city gave its name to the bath chair (early 19th century) in which its invalids were transported. The British order of knighthood, the Order of the Bath, has this name because recipients took a bath before being installed—it was a special event. If sports players take an early bath they have been sent off by the referee.

Phrases

an early bath

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British informal Used in reference to the sending off of a sports player during a match: the referee awarded a penalty and ordered an early bath for Thomas
More example sentences
  • No one dares answer back as Sam berates his stars and tells three of the players that they face an early bath and will not be playing in the second half.
  • Thornton's Division Six home match against bottom-of-the-table St Josephs A only lasted ten minutes before referee Jason Woodman ordered both teams to take an early bath.
  • In the story, the character was sent off during a match and takes an early bath.

take a bath

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informal Suffer a heavy financial loss: even though we got stuck in a rotten gold market, our readers didn’t take a bath
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.

Words that rhyme with bath

Barth, garth, hearth, lath, path

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Pronunciation: /baθ
 
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noun

An ancient Hebrew liquid measure equivalent to about 40 litres or 9 gallons.
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.

Origin

from Hebrew baṯ.

More
  • The city of Bath in the west of England derives its name from its hot springs, where people immersed themselves for health reasons. The city gave its name to the bath chair (early 19th century) in which its invalids were transported. The British order of knighthood, the Order of the Bath, has this name because recipients took a bath before being installed—it was a special event. If sports players take an early bath they have been sent off by the referee.

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Pronunciation: /bɑːθ
 
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A spa town in SW England; population 81,600 (est. 2009). The town was founded by the Romans, who called it Aquae Sulis, and was a fashionable spa in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Derivatives

Bathonian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The Jurassic outcrop across England has provided many varieties of stone - some, including the various Bathonian oolites from around Bath, used extensively, others, like the Northampton Sand sandstone, with more local distribution.
  • From Late Triassic to Bathonian time, evolution of the southern tract appears to have differed from that of its northern counterpart.
  • ‘Will you and the queen kindly step out on the Bathonian ground, King Estor,’ she said.

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