bath


bath
bath1 W3S2 [ba:θ US bæθ] n plural baths [ba:ðz, ba:θs US bæðz, bæθs]
[: Old English; Origin: bAth]
1.) if you take a bath, you wash your body in a bath
After a week of camping, I really needed a bath.
take/have a bath
I'll have a bath and go to bed.
How often do you take a bath?
I'll give the children their bath (=wash them in a bath) .
2.) BrE a large long container that you fill with water and sit or lie in to wash yourself
American Equivalent: bathtub
3.) water that you sit or lie in to wash yourself
a hot bath
She ran a bath (=put water into a bath) for herself.
4.) a bathroom, used especially in advertising
All our luxury bedrooms have a private bath.
5.) a container full of liquid in which something is placed for a particular purpose
bath of
Plunge the fabric into a bath of black dye.
6.) baths
a) BrE old-fashioned a public building in which there is a swimming pool
b) a public building where people could go in the past to wash themselves
the Roman baths at Cirencester
7.) take a bath
AmE informal to lose money, especially in a business deal
We took a bath in the market over that stock.
→↑birdbath, bubble bath,throw the baby out with the bath water atthrow1 (37)
bath 2
bath2 v BrE
1.) [T]
to wash someone in a bath
American Equivalent: bathe
I'll bath the children.
2.) [i]old-fashioned to wash yourself in a bath
American Equivalent: bathe
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HINT sense 2
It is more usual to say have a bath British English or take a bath AmE.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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