bath definition, meaning - what is bath in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bath”

See all translations

bath

noun uk   /bɑːθ/  us   /bæθ/
A1 [C] UK (US bathtub) a long plastic, metal, or ceramic container that is filled with water so that you can sit or lie in it to wash your whole bodyA1 [C usually singular] the activity of washing yourself or someone else in a bath: mainly UK Susannah has a long hot bath every evening.mainly US I took a bath this morning. bath oilrun a bath UK (US fill the tub) to fill a bath with water for washing: I'll run you a bath while you take off those wet clothes. [C] US used to refer to a bathroom when describing a home: a four-bedroom two-bath house [C] a health treatment: mud/thermal baths [C] any container holding liquid: a bird bathbaths [C, + sing/pl verb] (plural baths) UK old-fashioned →  swimming baths a public place where people went in the past to have a hot bath
More examples

bath

verb [I or T] uk   /bɑːθ/  us   /bæθ/ UK (US bathe)
to wash in a bath or to wash someone in a bath: old-fashioned She baths every morning. I usually bath the kids in the evening.
(Definition of bath from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bath?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bath” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More