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bath 1

 (băth, bäth)
n. pl. baths (băthz, bäthz, băths, bäths)
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.
a. A bathtub.
b. A bathroom.
3. A building equipped for bathing.
4. often baths A resort providing therapeutic baths; a spa.
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.
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

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

[Hebrew bat.]


 (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.
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bad (n)
bể bơi công cộng


[ˈbɑːθs] npl (public)bains mpl publics, bains-douches mpl
Roman baths → thermes mpl romainsbath salts nplsels mpl de bainbath towel nserviette f de bain
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[bɑːðz] nplbagni mpl pubblici
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


حَمَامَات lázně bade Bäder λουτρά baños kylpylä bains kupelj terme 公衆浴場 수영장 zwembad offentlig bad łazienki casa de banhos, piscina pública баня bad (n) สระว่ายน้ำ hamam bể bơi công cộng 室内公共游泳池
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References in classic literature ?
A good many of these people are there for a real purpose, however; they are racked with rheumatism, and they are there to stew it out in the hot baths. These invalids looked melancholy enough, limping about on their canes and crutches, and apparently brooding over all sorts of cheerless things.
There are baths near at hand, in which a part of the company wash themselves; and a band plays afterwards, to congratulate the remainder on their having done so.
He had left a letter at the Baths addressed to his physician, and his physician had got the letter, and the letter would be produced at the Inquest on the morrow, and it would fall like a thunderbolt upon the multitude he had deluded.
He had heard, I imagine, by some means or other, that you were soon to be in London, and immediately contrived to have such an attack of the gout as must at least delay his journey to Bath, if not wholly prevent it.
There had been three alternatives, London, Bath, or another house in the country.
When Philip arrived there was some difficulty in deciding on which evening he should have his bath. It was never easy to get plenty of hot water, since the kitchen boiler did not work, and it was impossible for two persons to have a bath on the same day.
"This particular kind of bath is not adapted for a flea.
She had passed 2 Years at one of the first Boarding-schools in London; had spent a fortnight in Bath and had supped one night in Southampton.
I always determine - when thinking over the matter in London - that I'll get up early every morning, and go and have a dip before breakfast, and I religiously pack up a pair of drawers and a bath towel.
After this he made me take a maid, and keep house, and his friend that come with him to Bath being gone, he obliged me to diet him, which I did very willingly, believing, as it appeared, that I should lose nothing by it, nor did the woman of the house fail to find her account in it too.
It had cooled and crystallized to such a degree, that when, with several others, I sat down before a large Constantine's bath of it, I found it strangely concreted into lumps, here and there rolling about in the liquid part.
The wish of a numerous acquaintance in Bath was still uppermost with Mrs.