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1 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"
2 you soak your body in a bathtub; "he has a good bath every morning"
3 a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body [syn: bathtub, bathing tub, tub]
4 an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons
5 a town in southwestern England on the River Avon; famous for its hot springs and Roman remains
6 a room (as in a residence) containing a bath or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet [syn: bathroom] v : clean one's body by immersion into water; "The child should bathe every day" [syn: bathe]

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Etymology 1

etyl ang baþu


  1. A tub or pool which is used for bathing: bathtub.
  2. A room or area where bathing occurs: bathroom.
  3. The act of bathing.
Usage notes
Sense 3. is usually to take or have a bath.
act of bathing


  1. To wash a person or animal in a bath

Etymology 2

From etyl he .


  1. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry volume measure, equal to an ephah and to one-tenth of a homer, and approximately equal to 22 litres.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Book of Ezekiel, 45:10–11,
      Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath. The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.



  • /bat/


From English proper noun Bath where this paper was originally made.


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  1. English high quality letter paper popular in the 19th century.

Extensive Definition

Bath may refer to:
  • Any vessel, dish, or depression made to hold a liquid for the purpose of immersion of an object, e.g. birdbath
  • A body of liquid in which something is washed, heated or steeped:
  • A bathtub, a large open container for water, in which a person may wash their body
    • Bathing, to wash one's body in such a bath
  • Bath (unit), a unit of dry volume used by the ancient Hebrews


In England

  • Bath, Somerset, a city and World Heritage Site in the south-west of England

In the Netherlands



  • The Order of the Bath, a British order of chivalry founded by George I
  • Bath (album), by maudlin of the Well
  • Beast and the Harlot, a song by hard rock/metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold from their 2005 album City of Evil, for which the acronym BatH often is used

See also

bath in Welsh: Bath
bath in German: Bath (Begriffsklärung)
bath in French: Bath (homonymie)
bath in Dutch: Bath
bath in Polish: Bath
bath in Portuguese: Bath
bath in Swedish: Bath (olika betydelser)
bath in Volapük: Bath

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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