- The definition of a bath is a container filled with water, or the washing of something in water or other liquid, or the room designed for the bathing.
An example of a bath is a large tub of warm water filled with mineral soap.
A child having a bath in a bathtub.
bath definition by Webster's New World
- a washing or dipping of a thing, esp. the body, in water or other liquid, steam, etc.
- water or other liquid for bathing, or for dipping, cleaning, soaking, regulating temperature, etc.
- a container for such liquid
- a bathtub
- a bathroom
- a building or set of rooms for bathing
- in ancient Greece and Rome, a building used for public bathing, relaxation, etc. and as a social center
- a resort where bathing is part of the medical treatment; spa
- the condition of being covered with a liquid
- a material that acts as a medium for regulating the temperature of things put in or on it
- the container for this
- Metallurgy molten metal in a furnace
- Photog. a solution used in developing, fixing, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English bæth ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhe-, to warm from source bake
Origin: Classical Hebrew (language) bat
bath definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. baths baths
- a. The act of soaking or cleansing the body, as in water or steam.b. The water used for cleansing the body.
- a. A bathtub.b. A bathroom.
- A building equipped for bathing.
- A resort providing therapeutic baths; a spa. Often used in the plural.
- 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.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English bǽth.
Origin: Hebrew bat.
bath - Medical Definition
noun pl. baths
- The act of soaking or cleansing the body or any of its parts, as in water.
- The apparatus used in giving a bath.
- The fluid used to maintain the metabolic activities of an organism.
bath - Phrases/Idioms
take a bath