Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house fitted up with conveniences for bathing, as bath-rooms, tubs, sometimes a tank or swimming-bath, etc.
  • noun A small house, or a house divided into a number of small rooms, at a bathing-place, or place for open-air bathing, where bathers change their dress.

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Examples

  • The tourist women, under the hau tree arbour that lines the Moana hotel beach, gasped when Lee Barton and his wife Ida emerged from the bath-house.

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • Natsuki noted that the bath-house system is wonderful for Japanese who miss the last subway train, while out drinking.

    Karin Badt: An All-Night Bath Experience In Tokyo (PHOTOS)

  • The bath-house was a huge temple-quiet establishment, of silent tatami mats and giant flashing troll masks on the walls.

    Karin Badt: An All-Night Bath Experience In Tokyo (PHOTOS)

  • But they'd lost no time: already they had a mayor and corporation, and a Grand Central Hotel, and a bath-house and stores and theatres and saloons and gaming-houses and dance-halls, with clerks and barbers and harlots and shopmen and traders and drink enough to float a ship, and everyone beavering away like billy-o and doing a roaring trade.

    Isabelle

  • And yet people continued to live, going to school and the bath-house, working and gossiping, running through what would soon be ruins, even while they chose what to pack for their departure.

    Places That Are Lost

  • You haven't seen a giraffe fight but you've been to a Turkish bath-house?

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • That said, I must admit I didn't find the novel as funny as I hoped - much of the humour brought a smile to my face, but mostly didn't make me laugh the bath-house scene was a notable exception - if only there were more scenes that made use of that style of humour.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Many occupations, such as bath-house attendants from the days when Greece still boasted Turkish hammams, no longer exist.

    Greece Looks to Clean Up 'Dirty-Jobs' List

  • That said, I must admit I didn't find the novel as funny as I hoped - much of the humour brought a smile to my face, but mostly didn't make me laugh the bath-house scene was a notable exception - if only there were more scenes that made use of that style of humour.

    Today in Fantasy: October 30, 2009

  • And yet people continued to live, going to school and the bath-house, working and gossiping, running through what would soon be ruins, even while they chose what to pack for their departure.

    Archive 2007-11-01

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