Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sauna”

See all translations

sauna

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɔː.nə/ us    /ˈsaʊ-/
(a period of time spent in) a room or small building, often with wood attached to the walls, that is heated to a high temperature, usually with steam: have/go for/take a sauna
Translations of “sauna”
in Korean 사우나…
in Arabic ساونا…
in French sauna…
in Turkish sauna…
in Italian sauna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 三溫暖,蒸汽浴, 蒸氣室, 桑拿室…
in Russian сауна…
in Polish sauna…
in Spanish sauna…
in Portuguese sauna…
in German die Sauna…
in Catalan sauna…
in Japanese サウナ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 桑拿浴,蒸汽浴, 桑拿房…
(Definition of sauna from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sauna?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sauna” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ice over

If an area of water ices over, it becomes covered with a layer of ice.

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More