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Bath

 (băth, bäth)
A city of southwest England southeast of Bristol. It is famous for its Georgian architecture and its hot mineral springs, tapped by the Romans in the first century ad.

bath 1

 (băth, bäth)
n. pl. baths (băthz, bäthz, băths, bäths)
1.
a. The act of soaking or cleansing the body, as in water or steam.
b. The water used for cleansing the body: I'm going to run a bath.
2.
a. A bathtub.
b. A bathroom.
3. A building equipped for bathing.
4. often baths A resort providing therapeutic baths; a spa.
5.
a. A liquid in which something is dipped or soaked for processing: immersed the metal in an acid bath.
b. A container holding such a liquid: emptied the bath of dye.
6.
a. A medium, such as oil or sand, that controls the temperature of objects placed in it.
b. A container holding such a medium.

[Middle English, from Old English bæth.]

bath 2

 (băth)
n.
An ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to about 38 liters (10 US gallons).

[Hebrew bat.]

bath

(bɑːθ)
n, pl baths (bɑːðz)
1. a large container, esp one made of enamelled iron or plastic, used for washing or medically treating the body.
2. the act or an instance of washing in such a container
3. the amount of liquid contained in a bath
4. run a bath to turn on the taps to fill a bath with water for bathing oneself
5. (usually plural) a place that provides baths or a swimming pool for public use
6. (General Engineering)
a. a vessel in which something is immersed to maintain it at a constant temperature, to process it photographically, electrolytically, etc, or to lubricate it
b. the liquid used in such a vessel
vb
Brit to wash in a bath
[Old English bæth; compare Old High German bad, Old Norse bath; related to Swedish basa to clean with warm water, Old High German bāen to warm]

bath

(bæθ)
n
(Units) an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about 8.3 Imperial gallons or 10 US gallons
[Hebrew]

Bath

(bɑːθ)
n
(Placename) a city in SW England, in Bath and North East Somerset unitary authority, Somerset, on the River Avon: famous for its hot springs; a fashionable spa in the 18th century; Roman remains, notably the baths; university (1966). Pop: 90 144 (2001). Latin name: Aquae Sulis

bath1

(bæθ, bɑθ)

n., pl. baths (batz, bätz, baths, bäths),
n.
1. a washing or immersion of something, esp. the body, in water, steam, etc., as for cleansing or medical treatment.
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.
6. Often, baths. one of the elaborate bathing establishments of the ancients.
7. Usu., baths. 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 temperature by the use of a surrounding medium, as sand, water, or oil.
11. the state of being covered by a liquid, as perspiration.
v.t., v.i.
12. Brit. to wash or soak in a bath.
Idioms:
take a bath, Informal. to suffer a large financial loss.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bæth, c. Old Frisian beth, Old Norse bath, Old High German bad]

bath2

(bæθ)

n.
an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to between 10 and 11 U.S. gallons (38 and 42 liters).
[< Hebrew]

Bath

(bæθ, bɑθ)

n.
a city in Avon, in SW England: mineral springs. 84,300.

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.

bath


Past participle: bathed
Gerund: bathing

Imperative
bath
bath
Present
I bath
you bath
he/she/it baths
we bath
you bath
they bath
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 bath
you will bath
he/she/it will bath
we will bath
you will bath
they will bath
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 bath
you would bath
he/she/it would bath
we would bath
you would bath
they would bath
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.bath - a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it)bath - a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it); "she soaked the etching in an acid bath"
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
2.bath - you soak and wash your body in a bathtubbath - you soak and wash your body in a bathtub; "he has a good bath every morning"
washup, bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
bubble bath - a bath in which you add something to foam and scent the bath water
mikvah - (Hebrew) a ritual purification and cleansing bath that Orthodox Jews take on certain occasions (as before Sabbath or after menstruation)
mud bath - a bath in warm mud (as for treating rheumatism)
3.bath - a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the bodybath - a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
footbath - a small bathtub for warming or washing or disinfecting the feet
hot tub - a very large tub (large enough for more than one bather) filled with hot water
hip bath, sitz bath - a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
4.bath - an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons
liquid measure, liquid unit - a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)
kor, homer - an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
5.bath - a town in southwestern England on the River AvonBath - a town in southwestern England on the River Avon; famous for its hot springs and Roman remains
England - a division of the United Kingdom
6.bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toiletbath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
bathing tub, bathtub, tub, bath - a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
shower bath, shower stall - booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
commode, crapper, potty, pot, throne, toilet, stool, can - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
handbasin, lavabo, wash-hand basin, washbasin, washbowl - a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)
Verb1.bath - clean one's body by immersion into waterbath - 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"

bath

noun
1. bathtub, tub, sauna, jacuzzi, hot tub They would regularly sing in the bath.
verb
1. clean, wash, soap, shower, soak, cleanse, scrub, bathe, tub, sponge, rinse, douse, scrub down, lave (archaic) Don't feel you have to bath your child every day.
Related words
adjective balneal or balneary
Translations
استِحْمام، حَمّامحمامحَوْضٌ استِحْمامحَوْض الاِسْتِحْمام
koupelvanakoupelnamiskanádoba
badbadebadekar
kylpykylpyammekylpyhuone
kada
fürdetfürdõfürdőkádfürdőszobakád
baîbaî, baîkerbaîa, òvobaîker
浴槽
욕조
maudymasismaudytimaudytistualetasvonia
baseinsiet/mazgāties vannāmazgātpelde/mazgāšanās vannāvanna
kúpeľ
kadkopalnicakopelbanja
badbadkarbadrumkar
อ่างอาบน้ำ
banyobanyo yaptırmakıslatma kabıküvetyıkamak
bồn tắm

bath

[bɑːθ]
A. N (baths (pl)) [bɑːðz]
1. (esp Brit) (also bathtub) → bañera f, tina f (LAm), bañadera f (S. Cone)
2. (= act) → baño m
to have or take a bathdarse un baño, bañarse
to give sb a bathdar un baño a algn, bañar a algn
3. (Chem, Phot) → baño m
4. baths (Brit) (= swimming pool) → piscina f, alberca f (Mex), pileta f (S. Cone)
B. VT (Brit) → bañar, dar un baño a
C. VI (Brit) → bañarse
D. CPD bath chair Nsilla f de ruedas
bath cube Ncubo m de sales para el baño
bath salts NPLsales fpl de baño
bath sheet, bath towel Ntoalla f de baño

bath

[ˈbɑːθ]
n
(= wash) → bain m
a hot bath → un bain chaud
in the bath → dans son bain
to have a bath, to take a bath → prendre un bain
(= bathtub) → baignoire f
There's a spider in the bath → Il y a une araignée dans la baignoire.
see also baths
vt (British) [+ child, invalid] → baigner
vi (British)prendre un bainbath bomb nbombe f de bainBath chair n (British)fauteuil m roulant

bath

n
Bad nt; to have or take a bathbaden, ein Bad nehmen (geh); to give somebody a bathjdn baden ? blood bath, Turkishetc
(= bathtub)(Bade)wanne f; to empty the bathdas Badewasser ablassen; I was just in my or the bathich war or saß gerade im Bad or in der Wanne (inf); a room with bathein Zimmer mit Bad ? eyebath, foot bathetc
baths pl (Hist) → Bäder pl, → Badeanlagen pl; (swimming) baths pl(Schwimm)bad nt; (public) baths plBadeanstalt f, → öffentliches Bad
(Tech, Chem, Phot) → Bad nt; (= container)Behälter m
(Brit) the Order of the Bathder Orden vom Bade
vt (Brit) → baden
vi (Brit) → (sich) baden

bath

:
bath salts
plBadesalz nt
bath sheet
bathtowel
nBadetuch nt
bathtub
nBadewanne f

bath

[bɑːθ]
1. n (baths (pl)) [bɑːðz]
a. (tub, wash) → bagno
room with bath → camera con bagno
to have a bath → fare or farsi un bagno
b. esp pl swimming bathspiscina
2. vifare or farsi un bagno
3. vtfare il bagno a

bath

(baːθ) plural baths (baːðz) noun
1. a large container for holding water in which to wash the whole body. I'll fill the bath with water for you.
2. an act of washing in a bath. I had a bath last night.
3. a container of liquid etc in which something is immersed. a bird bath.
verb
to wash in a bath. I'll bath the baby.
ˌbathˈchair noun
a kind of wheeled chair for an invalid.
ˈbathroom noun
1. a room in a house etc which contains a bath.
2. (especially American) a lavatory.
ˈbathtub noun
a bath (for washing in).

bath

حَوْض الاِسْتِحْمام koupel bad Bad μπάνιο bañera, baño kylpy bain kada bagno 浴槽 욕조 bad bad kąpiel banheira, banho ванна bad อ่างอาบน้ำ banyo bồn tắm 浴缸

bath

n. baño;
alcohol ___fricción de alcohol;
antipyretic ______ antipirético, para reducir la fiebre;
aromatic ______ aromático;
cold ______ de agua fría;
hot ______ caliente;
full ______ completo;
kinetotherapeutic ______ cinetoterapéutico;
immersion ______ con inmersión;
oil ______ aceitado;
Sitz ______ de asiento caliente;
sponge ______ con esponja;
warm ______ tibio.

bath

n baño; sitz — baño de asiento; sponge — baño de esponja; steam — baño de vapor; to take a — bañarse
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