Definitions

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

  • intransitive v. To expose the body to the sun.

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  • v. To expose one's body to the sun in order to relax or to obtain a tan

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

  • v. expose one's body to the sun

Etymologies

sun + bathe (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nests are maintained by worker ants who also "sunbathe" before going inside to release heat and keep eggs warm.

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  • "Big decks you could lie out and sunbathe which is what we wanted and they wanted to come across and look at the art galleries of Edinburgh."

    The Daily Record - Home

  • Previous research has shown that some species of tree frog have a special pigment in their skin that enables them to reflect light, allowing them to "sunbathe" without drying out.

    British Blogs

  • In the 1970s, topless was the new way to sunbathe on the Riviera.

    The English Is Coming!

  • We considered that the average consumer would infer from the claim 'Book to the sun now' and the image of the woman sunbathing, in a bikini, with a cocktail, that the promotion included fares to destinations warm enough to sunbathe in swimwear during the promotional period, the ASA said.

    Ryanair bikini ad banned

  • Lenore would gaze up joyfully from her baby carriage as Aida happily strolled with her in the park and met friends to chat, sunbathe, and enjoy the silky-skinned new baby.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • ALICE I don't sunbathe, but I do play golf every day.

    Alice Cooper and Noel Fielding talk rock'n'roll, drink, drugs and golf

  • Watching Angelina sunbathe, dine, dance, and eventually get "intimate" with a zombie is far more entertaining than watching her do the same with guys from Miami Beach.

    Angelina From 'Jersey Shore' Goes On A Blind Date With A Zombie (VIDEO)

  • How utterly bizarre to sunbathe near a frozen river!

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  • The heat did not seem to motivate the pre-twentieth-century population to shed everything and publicly swim, or sunbathe in mixed company.

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