Pronunciation: (bath, bäth), [key]
n., pl. bathsPronunciation: (ba&thslash;z, bä&thslash;z, baths, bäths), [key]

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, 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]
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]
1. a city in Avon, in SW England: mineral springs. 84,300.
2. a seaport in SW Maine. 10,246.


Pronunciation: (bä'äth), [key]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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