American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of soaking or cleansing the body, as in water or steam.
- n. The water used for cleansing the body.
- n. A bathtub.
- n. A bathroom.
- n. A building equipped for bathing.
- n. A resort providing therapeutic baths; a spa. Often used in the plural.
- n. A liquid in which something is dipped or soaked for processing: immersed the metal in an acid bath.
- n. A container holding such a liquid: emptied the bath of dye.
- n. A medium, such as oil or sand, that controls the temperature of objects placed in it.
- n. A container holding such a medium.
- n. An ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to about 38 liters (10 U.S. gallons).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A washing of the body in, or an exposure of it to the action of, water or other fluid agent, for cleansing, refreshment, medical treatment, etc.: as, to take a bath; to administer a bath to a patient.
- n. A provision or arrangement for bathing: as, to prepare a bath; a hot or cold bath; a vapor-bath; an electric bath. There are many kinds of baths, all of which may be divided into four classes: according to the medium in which the body is immersed, as a water-, oil-, or mud-bath, a compressed-air bath, a medicated or mineral bath, etc.;
- n. A vessel for holding water in which to plunge, wash, or bathe the body.
- n. More generally, an apartment or apparatus by means of which the body, or a part of it, may be bathed in any medium differing in nature or temperature from its natural medium.
- n. An edifice containing apartments fitted up for bathing; a bath-house; particularly, in the plural, one of the elaborate bathing establishments of the ancients, as the Baths of Caracalla at Rome. See thermœ.
- n. In science and the arts, any vessel containing a liquid for treating any object by immersion. In photography, the vessel in which a collodionized plate is submitted to the action of a solution of nitrate of silver, or the tray in which an exposed dry plate is immersed in the developing solution.
- n. An arrangement or preparation for immersing anything, as the silver-bath in photography.
- n. In chem., an apparatus for modifying and regulating the heat in various chemical processes, by interposing a quantity of sand, water, or other substance between the fire and the vessel intended to be heated. When a liquid bath of a higher temperature than 212° is required, saturated solutions are employed in which the boiling-point is higher than that of water.
- To put into a bath; wash in a bath.
- n. A Hebrew liquid measure = 72 logs = 6 hins = cor, and corresponding to the dry measure the ephah = 72 logs = 18 cabs = 3 saths = cor. There were two measures of this name, one equal to about two thirds of the other, as is seen by comparing 1 Ki. vii. 26 with 2 Chron. iv. 5. The larger bath seems to have contained about 36 liters = 9½ United States gallons = 8 British gallons. The smaller bath seems to have contained about 28 liters = 7½ United States gallons = 6 British gallons.
- n. In electricity, the solution in which electrochemical action takes place, as in electroplating, electrotyping, electrometallurgy, etc.
- n. Same as bath-flower.
- n. biblical An ancient Hebrew unit of liquid volume measure, equal to an ephah and to one-tenth of a homer, and approximately equal to 22 litres.
- n. A tub or pool which is used for bathing: bathtub.
- n. A room or area where bathing occurs: bathroom.
- n. The act of bathing.
- n. A substance or preparation into which something is immersed.
- v. transitive To wash a person or animal in a bath
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of exposing the body, or part of the body, for purposes of cleanliness, comfort, health, etc., to water, vapor, hot air, or the like.
- n. Water or other liquid for bathing.
- n. A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash their bodies in water.
- n. A building containing an apartment or a series of apartments arranged for bathing.
- n. (Chem.) A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air, through which heat is applied to a body.
- n. (Photog.) A solution in which plates or prints are immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution.
- n. A Hebrew measure containing the tenth of a homer, or five gallons and three pints, as a measure for liquids; and two pecks and five quarts, as a dry measure.
- n. A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to various objects.
- n. you soak and wash your body in a bathtub
- n. a town in southwestern England on the River Avon; famous for its hot springs and Roman remains
- n. an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons
- n. a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
- v. clean one's body by immersion into water
- n. a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
- n. a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it)
- From Hebrew בַּת (bath). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English bæth.Hebrew bat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At the expiration of this time, the cotton is taken out and placed on the edges of the copper, a pint of the above ley of foda is to be added to the bath, the cotton is then to be returned into the bath» and boiled from twelve to fifteen minutes, laflly, it is to be taken out and left to drain, wrung, wafhed in a flream of water, and wrung on the pin a fecond time.”
“Underneath the bath is a clever place to claim back space.”
“Minister turned to the Syndic and said to him, “O my lord! verily the bath is the Paradise21 of this world.””
“This shop offers a great deal, a half dozen of what they call bath blasters (4 oz one-bath bath bombs) for $15.00 (they also sell individually for $2.99 each).”
“(It takes ages because the bath is a nice deep claw one, and i'm upstairs with shite water pressure.)”
“NOW -- the toilet in the master bath is a full-sized model and it looks like the old thingie there is the same as the new thingie I just bought.”
“Martin, after a few instructions, sorted the great heaps of soiled clothes, while Joe started the masher and made up fresh supplies of soft-soap, compounded of biting chemicals that compelled him to swathe his mouth and nostrils and eyes in bath - towels till he resembled a mummy.”
“The bath is not for washing, but for soaking in fresh pure water in order to open the systems of the body and exfoliate old layers of skin.”
“Past the age of childhood, taking a bath is typically seen in terms of indulgence more than hygiene.”
“In a virtuoso turn, Hoffman plays Crabb from teenager to 121-year-old man, and early on, even gets a bath from a sexually repressed Christian lady (played winningly by Faye Dunaway).”
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