bath

[[t]bɑ͟ːθ, bæ̱θ[/t]]
♦♦♦
baths, bathing, bathed
(When the form baths is the plural of the noun it is pronounced [[t]bɑ͟ːðz[/t]]u> or [[t]bæ̱θs[/t]]u> in British English, and [[t]bæ̱ðz[/t]]u> in American English. When it is used in the present tense of the verb, it is pronounced [[t]bɑ͟ːθs[/t]]u> or [[t]bæ̱θs[/t]]u>.)
1) N-COUNT A bath is a container, usually a long rectangular one, which you fill with water and sit in while you wash your body. [BRIT]

In those days, only quite wealthy families had baths of their own.

(in AM, use bathtub)
2) N-COUNT When you have or take a bath, or when you are in the bath, you sit or lie in a bath filled with water in order to wash your body.

...if you have a bath every morning...

Take a shower instead of a bath.

...a bath and shower gel.

3) VERB If you bath someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bath. [BRIT]

[V n] Don't feel you have to bath your child every day.

Syn:
N-COUNT
Bath is also a noun.

The midwife gave him a warm bath.

(in AM, use bathe)
4) VERB When you bath, you have a bath. [BRIT]

[V prep/adv] The three children all bath in the same bath water.

Syn:
(in AM, use bathe)
5) N-COUNT A bath or a baths is a public building containing a swimming pool, and sometimes other facilities that people can use to have a wash or a bath.

One of the most important buildings in this ruined city is a public bath...

As well as a Roman amphitheatre and baths, the town has two superb museums.

6) N-COUNT: usu with supp A bath is a container filled with a particular liquid, such as a dye or an acid, in which particular objects are placed, usually as part of a manufacturing or chemical process.

...a developing photograph placed in a bath of fixer.

7) See also , bubble bath, , Turkish bath

English dictionary. 2008.

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