—n. 1. a washing or immersion of something, esp. the body, in water, steam, etc., as for cleansing or medical treatment: I take a bath every day. Give the dog a bath. 2. a quantity of water or other liquid used for this purpose: running a bath. 3. a container for water or other cleansing liquid, as a bathtub.
4. a room equipped for bathing; bathroom: The house has two baths. 5. a building containing rooms or apartments with equipment for bathing; bathhouse.
6. Often, baths. one of the elaborate bathing establishments of the ancients: the baths of Caracalla. 7. Usually, baths. a town or resort visited for medical treatment by bathing or the like; spa.
8. a preparation, as an acid solution, in which something is immersed.
9. the container for such a preparation.
10. a device for controlling the temperature of something by the use of a surrounding medium, as sand, water, oil, etc.
11. Metall. a. the depressed hearth of a steelmaking furnace.
b. the molten metal being made into steel in a steelmaking furnace.
12. the state of being covered by a liquid, as perspiration: in a bath of sweat. 13. take a bath,Informal.to suffer a large financial loss: Many investors are taking a bath on their bond investments.
—v.t., v.i. to wash or soak in a bath.
Pronunciation: (bath),[key] —n. a Hebrew unit of liquid measure, equal to a quantity varying between 10 and 11 U.S. gallons (38 and 42 liters).
Pronunciation: (bath, bäth),[key] —n. 1. a city in Avon, in SW England: mineral springs. 84,300.
2. a seaport in SW Maine. 10,246.