Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Finnish steam bath in which the steam is produced by pouring water over heated rocks.
  • n. A bathhouse or room for taking such a steam bath.
  • n. A dry heat bath.
  • n. A room or enclosure for taking a dry heat bath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A room or a house designed for heat sessions.
  • n. An act of using a sauna.
  • n. A public sauna; a front for a brothel in some countries.
  • v. To use a sauna.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Finnish steam bath; steam is produced by pouring water over heated rocks

Etymologies

Finnish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Clad in alder wood, the sauna is available in three sizes, starting at around $30,000 for the 200 sq-ft model plus shipping and assembly.

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  • The sauna is good and your dad is have fun throwing snowballs at me ... some things never change!

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  • This traditional Finnish sauna is free and open to the public as long as you bring towels, togs and flip-flops.

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  • As best as we can tell from the Swedish site, the sauna is built with a glue-lam type structure which resists the rigors of water and steam.

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  • World Video: Russian contestant dies in Finnish sauna contest

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  • Someone pointed out the rowboat at the shoreline, noting that a rowboat and a sauna were the only two pieces of equipment necessary for mökki living.

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  • In my years at the center, I believe I was the only nonwrestler allowed by the wrestlers into their sauna, which is right off their practice floor.

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  • My first time in a sauna was at the Studenterhytta.

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  • The sauna is an essential part of Finnish life and is usually heated several times a week.

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  • Half a liter (a pint) of water is added to the stove every 30 seconds and the last person to remain at the sauna is the winner.

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