Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to about 38 liters (10 US gallons).
  • noun The act of soaking or cleansing the body, as in water or steam.
  • noun The water used for cleansing the body.
  • noun A bathtub.
  • noun A bathroom.
  • noun A building equipped for bathing.
  • noun A resort providing therapeutic baths; a spa.
  • noun A liquid in which something is dipped or soaked for processing.
  • noun A container holding such a liquid.
  • noun A medium, such as oil or sand, that controls the temperature of objects placed in it.
  • noun A container holding such a medium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To put into a bath; wash in a bath.
  • noun In electricity, the solution in which electrochemical action takes place, as in electroplating, electrotyping, electrometallurgy, etc.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A provision or arrangement for bathing: as, to prepare a bath; a hot or cold bath; a vapor-bath; an electric bath.
  • noun A vessel for holding water in which to plunge, wash, or bathe the body.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In science and the arts, any vessel containing a liquid for treating any object by immersion.
  • noun An arrangement or preparation for immersing anything, as the silver-bath in photography.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Same as bath-flower.
  • noun A Hebrew liquid measure = 72 logs = 6 hins = cor, and corresponding to the dry measure the ephah = 72 logs = 18 cabs = 3 saths = cor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to various objects.
  • noun a preparation of calcareous earth, in the form of a brick, used for cleaning knives, polished metal, etc.
  • noun a kind of chair on wheels, as used by invalids at Bath.
  • noun an alloy consisting of four and a half ounces of zinc and one pound of copper.
  • noun a folded writing paper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches.
  • noun a species of limestone (oölite) found near Bath, used for building.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Water or other liquid for bathing.
  • noun A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash their bodies in water.
  • noun A building containing an apartment or a series of apartments arranged for bathing.
  • noun (Chem.) A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air, through which heat is applied to a body.
  • noun (Photog.) A solution in which plates or prints are immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution.
  • noun See Douche.
  • noun a high order of British knighthood, composed of three classes, viz., knights grand cross, knights commanders, and knights companions, abbreviated thus: G. C. B., K. C. B., K. B.
  • noun a kind of vapor bath which consists in a prolonged exposure of the body to the influence of the steam of water, followed by washings and shampooings.
  • noun a kind of bath in which a profuse perspiration is produced by hot air, after which the body is washed and shampooed.
  • noun a house used for the purpose of bathing; -- also a small house, near a bathing place, where a bather undresses and dresses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A tub or pool which is used for bathing: bathtub.
  • noun A room or area where bathing occurs: bathroom.
  • noun The act of bathing.
  • noun A substance or preparation into which something is immersed.

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew bat.]

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

[Middle English, from Old English bæth.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hebrew בַּת (bath).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old English bæþ ("bath"), from Proto-Germanic *baþan (“bath”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhe- (“to warm”). Cognate with Dutch bad ("bath"), German Bad ("bath"), Danish bad ("bath"), Icelandic bað ("bath"), German bähen ("to foment"). More at beath.

Examples

  • 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.

    Elements of the Art of Dyeing

  • Underneath the bath is a clever place to claim back space.

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  • Minister turned to the Syndic and said to him, “O my lord! verily the bath is the Paradise21 of this world.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 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).

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  • (It takes ages because the bath is a nice deep claw one, and i'm upstairs with shite water pressure.)

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  • (It takes ages because the bath is a nice deep claw one, and i'm upstairs with shite water pressure.)

    That old weekend thing.

  • 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.

    Into the depths! (:snicker!: She wrote "ballcock!")

  • 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.

    Chapter 16

  • 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.

    Dr. Susanne Bennett: Detox Your Body: Bathing for Better Health

  • 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.

    p_n_elrod: Into the depths! (:snicker!: She wrote "ballcock!")

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  • (Fr. colloq.) Great, smashing.

    May 16, 2008