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bathe

 (bāth)
v. bathed, bath·ing, bathes
v.intr.
1. To take a bath.
2. To go into the water for swimming or other recreation.
3. To become immersed in or as if in liquid.
4. To sunbathe.
v.tr.
1. To immerse in liquid; wet.
2. To wash in a liquid.
3. To apply a liquid to for healing or soothing purposes: bathed the wound with iodine.
4. To seem to wash or pour over; suffuse: a room that was bathed in sunlight.

[Middle English bathen, from Old English bathian.]

bath′er n.

bathe

(beɪð)
vb
1. (intr) to swim or paddle in a body of open water or a river, esp for pleasure
2. (Medicine) (tr) to apply liquid to (skin, a wound, etc) in order to cleanse or soothe
3. to immerse or be immersed in a liquid: to bathe machine parts in oil.
4. chiefly US and Canadian to wash in a bath
5. (tr; often passive) to suffuse: her face was bathed with radiance.
6. (tr) (of water, the sea, etc) to lap; wash: waves bathed the shore.
n
Brit a swim or paddle in a body of open water or a river
[Old English bathian; related to Old Norse batha, Old High German badōn]
ˈbather n

bathe

(beɪð)

v. bathed, bath•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to immerse in water or some other liquid, as for cleansing or refreshment.
2. to give a bath to; wash.
3. to moisten or suffuse with any liquid.
4. to apply water or other liquid to: to bathe a wound.
5. to wash over or against, as by the action of the sea.
6. to cover or surround: sunlight bathing the room.
v.i.
7. to take a bath or sunbath.
8. to swim for pleasure.
9. to be covered or surrounded as if with water.
n.
10. Brit. an act of bathing; swim.
[before 1000; Middle English bath(i)en, Old English bathian, derivative of bæth bath1]
bath•er, n.

bath

bathe

Bath and bathe both have the -ing participle bathing and the past tense and -ed participle bathed. However, these are pronounced differently, depending on which of the two verbs they are associated with. Bathing and bathed are pronounced as follows:

  • /'bɑːθɪŋ/ and /bɑːθt/ when they relate to bath
  • /'beɪðɪŋ/ and /beɪðd/ when they relate to bathe.
1. 'bath'

If you bath someone, you wash them in a long rectangular container

The nurse will show you how to bath the baby.

Don't say that people bath themselves. You say that someone has a bath or takes a bath.

I'm going to have a bath.
She took a long hot bath.

Bath is not a verb in American English. Americans use bathe (see the next section).

2. 'bathe'

American speakers sometimes say that people bathe /beɪð/.

I went back to my apartment to bathe and change.

In both British and American English, if you bathe a cut or wound, you wash it.

He bathed the cuts on her feet.

In formal or old-fashioned British English, when someone bathes, they swim or play in a lake or river or in the sea.

It is dangerous to bathe in the sea here.
3. 'go swimming'

In modern English, you usually say that someone goes swimming or goes for a swim. American speakers sometimes say that someone takes a swim.

Let's go for a swim.
I went down to the ocean and took a swim.

bathe


Past participle: bathed
Gerund: bathing

Imperative
bathe
bathe
Present
I bathe
you bathe
he/she/it bathes
we bathe
you bathe
they bathe
Preterite
I bathed
you bathed
he/she/it bathed
we bathed
you bathed
they bathed
Present Continuous
I am bathing
you are bathing
he/she/it is bathing
we are bathing
you are bathing
they are bathing
Present Perfect
I have bathed
you have bathed
he/she/it has bathed
we have bathed
you have bathed
they have bathed
Past Continuous
I was bathing
you were bathing
he/she/it was bathing
we were bathing
you were bathing
they were bathing
Past Perfect
I had bathed
you had bathed
he/she/it had bathed
we had bathed
you had bathed
they had bathed
Future
I will bathe
you will bathe
he/she/it will bathe
we will bathe
you will bathe
they will bathe
Future Perfect
I will have bathed
you will have bathed
he/she/it will have bathed
we will have bathed
you will have bathed
they will have bathed
Future Continuous
I will be bathing
you will be bathing
he/she/it will be bathing
we will be bathing
you will be bathing
they will be bathing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bathing
you have been bathing
he/she/it has been bathing
we have been bathing
you have been bathing
they have been bathing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bathing
you will have been bathing
he/she/it will have been bathing
we will have been bathing
you will have been bathing
they will have been bathing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bathing
you had been bathing
he/she/it had been bathing
we had been bathing
you had been bathing
they had been bathing
Conditional
I would bathe
you would bathe
he/she/it would bathe
we would bathe
you would bathe
they would bathe
Past Conditional
I would have bathed
you would have bathed
he/she/it would have bathed
we would have bathed
you would have bathed
they would have bathed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bathe - the act of swimmingbathe - the act of swimming; "the Englishman said he had a good bathe"
swim, swimming - the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
Verb1.bathe - cleanse the entire bodybathe - cleanse the entire body; "bathe daily"
shower - take a shower; wash one's body in the shower; "You should shower after vigorous exercise"
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
2.bathe - suffuse with or as if with lightbathe - suffuse with or as if with light; "The room was bathed in sunlight"
enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"
3.bathe - clean one's body by immersion into waterbathe - clean one's body by immersion into water; "The child should bathe every day"
foment - bathe with warm water or medicated lotions; "His legs should be fomented"
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

bathe

verb
1. swim, dip, go swimming, take a dip small ponds for the birds to bathe in
2. wash, clean, bath, soap, shower, soak, cleanse, scrub, tub, sponge, rinse, scrub down, lave (archaic) Back home, Shirley plays with, feeds and bathes the baby.
3. cleanse, clean, wash, soak, rinse She paused long enough to bathe her blistered feet.
4. cover, flood, steep, engulf, immerse, overrun, permeate, suffuse, wash over The arena was bathed in warm sunshine.
noun
1. (Brit.) swim, plunge, dip, paddle, dook (Scot.) an early-morning bathe

bathe

verb
1. To make moist:
2. To flow against or along:
Translations
اسْتِحْمـام، سِباحَهيَسْتَحِّمُيَسْتَحِم، يَسْبَحيَغْسِل، يُحَمِّم
koupatkoupat sekoupelmýtsmočit
badebad
kylpeä
kupati se
fürdikmegfürdikmegfüröszt
baîabaîa sig, syndasund
泳ぐ
수영하다
kas maudosimazgotiplauti
apmazgātiemērktizskalotmazgātpeldēšanās
kúpanie sakúpať sa
kopati seumiti se
bada
อาบน้ำ
đầm mình

bathe

[beɪð]
A. N (Brit) (= swim) → baño m
to go for a batheir a bañarse
B. VT
1. [+ wound etc] → lavar
2. (esp US) → bañar
to bathe the babybañar al niño
3. (fig) bathed in lightbañado de luz
bathed in tears/sweatbañado en lágrimas/sudor
C. VI
1. (Brit) (= swim) → bañarse
to go bathingir a bañarse
2. (US) (= take bath) → bañarse

bathe

[ˈbeɪð]
vi
(= swim) → se baigner
(mainly US) (= have a bath) → prendre un bain
vt
(= wash) [+ child, invalid] → baigner; [+ wound] → laver
(fig) to bathe sth in warmth → baigner qch de chaleur

bathe

vt
person, feet, eyes, wound etcbaden; (with cotton wool etc) → waschen; to bathe one’s eyesein Augenbad machen; bathed in tearstränenüberströmt; to be bathed in lightin Licht gebadet sein; to be bathed in sweatin Schweiß gebadet sein, schweißgebadet sein
(US) = bath VT
vibaden
nBad nt; to have or take a bathebaden

bathe

[beɪð]
1. n (in sea, pool) → bagno
2. vi
a. (swim) → fare i bagni, bagnarsi
to go bathing → andare a fare il bagno or a nuotare
b. (Am) = bath 2
3. vt
a. (wound) → lavare
b. (Am) = bath 3

bathe

(beiθ) verb
1. to put into water. He bathed his feet; I'll bathe your wounds.
2. to go swimming. She bathes in the sea every day.
noun
an act of swimming. a midnight bathe.
ˈbather noun
ˈbathing noun

bathe

يَسْتَحِّمُ vykoupat se bade baden κάνω μπάνιο bañarse kylpeä se baigner kupati se fare il bagno 泳ぐ 수영하다 baden (zich) bade wykąpać się banhar-se, tomar banho купаться bada อาบน้ำ yüzmek đầm mình 沐浴

bathe

vt. bañar, lavar;
vt. bañarse, lavarse.

bathe

vt, vi bañar(se)
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Six hours later, when the shadow of Devil's Spur had crossed the river, and spread a slight coolness over the flat beyond, the Pioneer coach, leaving the summit, began also to bathe its heated bulk in the long shadows of the descent.
But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there i still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
The doctor had said she must bathe him every night, and she, foolish woman, believed him.
Twenty times in a night, Mammy would be roused to rub her feet, to bathe her head, to find her pocket-handkerchief, to see what the noise was in Eva's room, to let down a curtain because it was too light, or to put it up because it was too dark; and, in the daytime, when she longed to have some share in the nursing of her pet, Marie seemed unusually ingenious in keeping her busy anywhere and everywhere all over the house, or about her own person; so that stolen interviews and momentary glimpses were all she could obtain.
My desire for knowledge is intermittent, but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.
Men, women, and children flocked out from neighboring cottages and joined the crowd; the pale boy was petted, and stared at, and commiserated, and water was brought for him to drink and bathe his bruises in.
For a few minutes, while you smooth your hair- -which is somewhat dishevelled; and bathe your face--which looks feverish?
Wait a minute there," she said, "and try if you can compose yourself while I bathe my head.
In the act of dipping forward as if I were going to bathe among the horses, I woke in a fright and took the question up again.
The white man holds the land, he goes to and fro about his business of peace where impis ran forth to kill; his children laugh and gather flowers where men died in blood by hundreds; they bathe in the waters of the Imbozamo, where once the crocodiles were fed daily with human flesh; his young men woo the maidens where other maids have kissed the assegai.
That evening, I afterwards heard, the young bridegroom's body was found by some boys as they went to bathe in the river.
You'll bathe, and you'll climb trees, and you'll hunt goats, you will; and you'll get aloft on them hills like a goat yourself.