A child having a bath in a bathtub.
An example of a bath is a large tub of warm water filled with mineral soap.
- 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
- [often pl.] a building or set of rooms for bathing
- [pl.] in ancient Greece and Rome, a building used for public bathing, relaxation, etc. and as a social center
- [often pl.] 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 of bathMiddle English from Old English bæth from Indo-European base an unverified form bhe-, to warm from source bake
take a bath
Origin of bathClassical Hebrew (language) bat
- 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.
- A building equipped for bathing.
- 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.
Origin of bathMiddle English from Old English bæth
Origin of bathHebrew bat
Sense 3. is usually to take (US) or have (UK, Aus) a bath. See also Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take
(third-person singular simple present baths, present participle bathing, simple past and past participle bathed)
- To wash a person or animal in a bath
From Middle English, from Old English bæþ (“bath”), from Proto-Germanic *baþą (“bath”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhe- (“to warm”). Cognate with Dutch bad (“bath”), German Bad (“bath”), Danish bad (“bath”), Icelandic bað (“bath”), German bähen (“to foment”). More at beath.
From Hebrew בַּת (bath).
- A city in Somerset, England, famous for its baths fed by a hot spring.
- A village in Illinois
- An unincorporated town in Indiana
- A town and mineral spring in Jamaica
- A city in Maine
- A village in the Netherlands
- A village in New Brunswick
- A town in New Hampshire
- A town in New York
- A town in North Carolina
- A borough in Pennsylvania
The Arabic word has two syllables. The spelling Bath and the pronunciation with only one syllable are inconsistent with the original Arabic.
Transliteration of Arabic