from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A brothel.
- noun A prison for slaves in Asian countries.
- noun A public bathhouse in Italy or Turkey.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A bath; a house for bathing, cupping, sweating, and otherwise cleansing the body.
- noun A brothel; a stew.
- noun In the Turkish empire, a prison in general; in France, formerly, one of the great prisons (bagnes) substituted for the galleys, now superseded by transportation: perhaps so called from the former use of ancient baths in Constantinople as prisons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A house for bathing, sweating, etc.; -- also, in Turkey, a prison for slaves.
- noun A brothel; a stew; a house of prostitution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
- noun obsolete A
buildingfor bathing, sweating.
- noun obsolete In
Turkey, a prisonfor slaves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a building where prostitutes are available
- noun a building containing public baths
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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This straightforward account of matters inside the bagnio is the more valuable and interesting if we recollect that Cervantes 'great-grandmother was a Saavedra, and that the soldier alluded to in the text was really himself.
That's why I'll 'ave the finest slap-up bagnio on the west coast goin' full steam before the year's out an 'I'll still have a tidy parcel over in the bank.
Check every bawdy house, bagnio, Blind Tiger, and frab-joint in the city.
Apparently our favorite Pete Doherty-like Earl somehow discovered his wife's infidelities and followed her to the bagnio where he discovered her in bed with Silvertongue.
The Countess and Silvertongue have checked into The Turk's Head, a bagnio that actually existed in Hogath's time.
Do you know that we saw your friend Jervas coming out of the bagnio near Covent Garden half an hour ago?
From whom should this visit be, but from Sally Martin, accompanied by Mrs. Carter, the sister of the infamous Sinclair! the same, I suppose I need not tell you, who keeps the bagnio near
The next fastest way, is by moist heat; as in a bagnio.
Drank her light-hearted — then carried her to a play — then it was too late, you know, to see the pretended lady — then to a bagnio — ruined her, as they call it, and all this the same day.
The cleanliness of the rest of your person, which, by the way, will conduce greatly to your health, I refer from time to time to the bagnio.