bath


bath
bath
bath1 [bath, bäth]
n.
pl. baths [bathz, bäthz; baths, bäths] [ME < OE bæth < IE base * bhe-, to warm > BAKE]
1. a washing or dipping of a thing, esp. the body, in water or other liquid, steam, etc.
2. water or other liquid for bathing, or for dipping, cleaning, soaking, regulating temperature, etc.
3. a container for such liquid
4. a bathtub
5. a bathroom
6.
a) [often pl.] a building or set of rooms for bathing
b) [pl.] in ancient Greece and Rome, a building used for public bathing, relaxation, etc. and as a social center
7. [often pl.] a resort where bathing is part of the medical treatment; spa
8. the condition of being covered with a liquid
9. Chem.
a) a material that acts as a medium for regulating the temperature of things put in or on it
b) the container for this
10. Metallurgy molten metal in a furnace
11. Photog. a solution used in developing, fixing, etc.
vt., vi.
Brit. BATHE
——————
take a bath
Slang to suffer a heavy financial loss
bath2 [bath]
n.
[Heb bat]
an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure, variously estimated as equaling from 6 to 10 gal

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