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

  • n. A building with facilities for bathing.
  • n. A building with dressing rooms for swimmers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a building with baths for communal use
  • n. a building where swimmers change clothes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a building containing dressing rooms for bathers.
  • n. a building containing public baths.

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

  • n. a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
  • n. a building containing public baths


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  • Brian Driscoll for The Wall Street Journal The bathhouse, which is separate from the estate and carriage house, was converted into a gym.

    A Castle-Like Estate

  • Suddenly, the bathhouse was the least of my worries.


  • "Especially in winter, when it seems as if the bathhouse is the only place in Merryvale that is really warm, especially to these old bones," the Healer said with a sigh.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • Also, the bathhouse was a true luxury, having hot water all winter from pipes which ran up the back of the vast fuel stove in the cookhouse next door, and every drop in its pipes was rain water.

    The Thorn Birds

  • Inside the bathhouse was a large, cool concrete room.

    The Season of the Machete

  • "Fear that house that is called the bathhouse and if any enter therein, let him veil himself."

    Christianity and Islam

  • The bathhouse was a huge barge with a house built on it in a lozenge shape.

    Three Soldiers

  • The bathhouse was a great building full of comforts.

    Buried Cities, Volume 1 Pompeii

  • As Tobias had warned me, by western standards the bathhouse was a dirty place.

  • Everyone else had to use a communal bathhouse which is a walk from nearly everywhere.

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