bather


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bather - a person who travels through the water by swimmingbather - a person who travels through the water by swimming; "he is not a good swimmer"
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
floater - a swimmer who floats in the water
aquanaut, skin-diver - an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
surfboarder, surfer - someone who engages in surfboarding
2.bather - a person who takes a bathbather - a person who takes a bath    
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Translations
المُسْتَحِم، المُغْتَسِل
koupající se
badegæstbadende
fürd õ
sundmaîur
kúpajúci sa
kopalec
banyo yapan kişiyüzen kimse

bather

[ˈbeɪðəʳ] Nbañista mf

bather

[ˈbeɪðər] nbaigneur/euse m/f

bather

nBadende(r) mf

bather

[ˈbeɪðəʳ] nbagnante m/f

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
References in classic literature ?
Bygrave standing motionless on the beach -- a petrified bather, with his towels in his hand
Tess still stood hesitating like a bather about to make his plunge, hardly knowing whether to retreat or to persevere, when a figure came forth from the dark triangular door of the tent.
The trouble lay in that the bather had been a low, degraded, wretched female; for to the Solomon Islander all females are low, degraded, and wretched.
The water of our river is black or a very dark brown to one looking directly down on it, and, like that of most ponds, imparts to the body of one bathing in it a yellowish tinge; but this water is of such crystalline purity that the body of the bather appears of an alabaster whiteness, still more unnatural, which, as the limbs are magnified and distorted withal, produces a monstrous effect, making fit studies for a Michael Angelo.
It is nowhere muddy, and a casual observer would say that there were no weeds at all in it; and of noticeable plants, except in the little meadows recently overflowed, which do not properly belong to it, a closer scrutiny does not detect a flag nor a bulrush, nor even a lily, yellow or white, but only a few small heart-leaves and potamogetons, and perhaps a water-target or two; all which however a bather might not perceive; and these plants are clean and bright like the element they grow in.
When the voices of the bathers were heard approaching, Robert said good-night.
She took them in her little chemise, as she had no bathing suit, and afterwards her nurse dressed her in the cabin of a customs officer, which was used for that purpose by other bathers.
They drew short, but afterwards deeper, breaths, like bathers entering chill water, separated one from the other, moved about the hall, tiptoed upstairs, raced down, and then Miss M'Leod, and I believe her mother, though she denies this, embraced me.
A glass dome let in the sun-light, which flooded the interior, glancing from the polished white of the marble walls and the procession of bathers and fishes, which, in conventional design, were inlaid with gold in a broad band that circled the room.
It was as if we were bathers, up to our shoulders in water, who suddenly are submerged by a rolling wave.
The boys had this great advantage over their enemies, that they spent a large portion of the day in nature's garb by the river-side, and so, when tired of swimming, would get out on the other side and fish, or set night-lines, till the keepers hove in sight, and then plunge in and swim back and mix with the other bathers, and the keepers were too wise to follow across the stream.
And now the haunch of mutton vapour-bath having received a gamey infusion, and a few last touches of sweets and coffee, was quite ready, and the bathers came; but not before the discreet automaton had got behind the bars of the piano music-desk, and there presented the appearance of a captive languishing in a rose- wood jail.