bath: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bath, bäth), [key]
— n., pl. v. baths
  1. a washing or immersion of something, esp. the body, in water, steam, etc., as for cleansing or medical treatment: I take a bath every day. Give the dog a bath.
  2. a quantity of water or other liquid used for this purpose: running a bath.
  3. a container for water or other cleansing liquid, as a bathtub.
  4. a room equipped for bathing; bathroom: The house has two baths.
  5. a building containing rooms or apartments with equipment for bathing; bathhouse.
  6. Often,one of the elaborate bathing establishments of the ancients: the baths of Caracalla.
  7. Usually,a town or resort visited for medical treatment by bathing or the like; spa.
  8. a preparation, as an acid solution, in which something is immersed.
  9. the container for such a preparation.
  10. a device for controlling the temperature of something by the use of a surrounding medium, as sand, water, oil, etc.
    1. the depressed hearth of a steelmaking furnace.
    2. the molten metal being made into steel in a steelmaking furnace.
  11. the state of being covered by a liquid, as perspiration: in a bath of sweat.
  12. to suffer a large financial loss: Many investors are taking a bath on their bond investments.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to wash or soak in a bath.


Pronunciation: (bath), [key]
— n.
  1. a Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to a quantity varying between 10 and 11 U.S. gallons (38 and 42 liters).


Pronunciation: (bath, bäth), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in Avon, in SW England: mineral springs. 84,300.
  2. a seaport in SW Maine. 10,246.


Pronunciation: (bä'äth), [key]
— n.
  1. Baath.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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