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Meaning of BATH

Pronunciation:  bath

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  you soak your body in a bathtub; "he has a good bath every morning"
  2. [n]  a vessel in which something is immersed to maintain it at a constant temperature or to process or lubricate it
  3. [n]  a room (as in a residence) containing a bath or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
  4. [n]  a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
  5. [n]  an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons
  6. [v]  clean one's body by immersion into water; "The child should take a bath every day"

BATH is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bathe, bathroom
 See Also: ablution, abode, bath, bathing, bathing tub, bathtub, bubble bath, can, clean, cleanse, commode, crapper, domicile, dwelling, dwelling house, foment, footbath, habitation, handbasin, hip bath, home, homer, hot tub, Jacuzzi, kor, lavabo, liquid measure, liquid unit, mud bath, pot, potty, room, shower bath, shower stall, sitz bath, stool, throne, toilet, tub, vessel, washbasin, washbowl, wash-hand basin, washup



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bath\ (b[.a]th; 61), n.; pl. {Baths} (b[.a]thz). [AS.
    b[ae][eth]; akin to OS. & Icel. ba[eth], Sw., Dan., D., & G.
    bad, and perh. to G. b["a]hen to foment.]
    1. The act of exposing the body, or part of the body, for
       purposes of cleanliness, comfort, health, etc., to water,
       vapor, hot air, or the like; as, a cold or a hot bath; a
       medicated bath; a steam bath; a hip bath.
    2. Water or other liquid for bathing.
    3. A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash
       their bodies in water.
    4. A building containing an apartment or a series of
       apartments arranged for bathing.
             Among the ancients, the public baths were of amazing
             extent and magnificence.              --Gwilt.
    5. (Chem.) A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air,
       through which heat is applied to a body.
    6. (Photog.) A solution in which plates or prints are
       immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution.
    Note: Bath is used adjectively or in combination, in an
          obvious sense of or for baths or bathing; as, bathroom,
          bath tub, bath keeper.
    {Douche bath}. See {Douche}.
    {Order of the Bath}, a high order of British knighthood,
       composed of three classes, viz., knights grand cross,
       knights commanders, and knights companions, abbreviated
       thus: G. C. B., K. C. B., K. B.
    {Russian bath}, a kind of vapor bath which consists in a
       prolonged exposure of the body to the influence of the
       steam of water, followed by washings and shampooings.
    {Turkish bath}, a kind of bath in which a profuse
       perspiration is produced by hot air, after which the body
       is washed and shampooed.
    {Bath house}, a house used for the purpose of bathing; --
       also a small house, near a bathing place, where a bather
       undresses and dresses.
  2. \Bath\, n. [Heb.]
    A Hebrew measure containing the tenth of a homer, or five
    gallons and three pints, as a measure for liquids; and two
    pecks and five quarts, as a dry measure.
  3. \Bath\, n.
    A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot
    springs, which has given its name to various objects.
    {Bath brick}, a preparation of calcareous earth, in the form
       of a brick, used for cleaning knives, polished metal, etc.
    {Bath chair}, a kind of chair on wheels, as used by invalids
       at Bath. ``People walked out, or drove out, or were pushed
       out in their Bath chairs.'' --Dickens.
    {Bath metal}, an alloy consisting of four and a half ounces
       of zinc and one pound of copper.
    {Bath note}, a folded writing paper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches.
    {Bath stone}, a species of limestone (o["o]lite) found near
       Bath, used for building.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are taking a bath means a cleansing of your outer and inner self and a washing away of difficult times. This dream may also be symbolic of ridding yourself of old ideas, notions, opinions, and other negativities. Your dream may be pointing toward forgiveness and letting go.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a Hebrew liquid measure, the tenth part of an homer (1 Kings 7:26, 38; Ezek. 45:10, 14). It contained 8 gallons 3 quarts of our measure. "Ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath" (Isa. 5:10) denotes great unproductiveness.

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