bath Definition

  • 1a large container for holding water in which a person may bathe
  • 2the act of washing oneself or another person in a bath
  • 3a building containing baths for public use
  • 4a place where a mineral-rich spring is tapped and used as a source of water for bathing

Using bath: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bath" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm going to take a bath before bed.

  • Example

    She gave the baby a bath.

  • Example

    The hotel has a spa with a variety of baths.

  • Example

    The town is famous for its hot springs and mineral baths.

bath Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for bath

Antonyms for bath

Idioms Using bath

  • to discard something valuable along with something not wanted


    We need to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater when making changes to the company's policies.

  • to suffer a financial loss on something


    He took a bath on his investment in the stock market.

  • bathrobe and slippers

    a comfortable clothing worn after taking a bath or shower


    She put on her bathrobe and slippers and went to make breakfast.

Phrases with bath

  • to fill a bathtub with water for someone to take a bath


    I'll run a bath for you while you get ready.

  • take a bath/shower

    to wash oneself in a bath or shower


    I usually take a shower in the morning.

  • a bath in which a special liquid is added to produce bubbles


    She loves taking bubble baths to relax.

Origins of bath

from Old English 'bað' meaning 'immersing in water'


Summary: bath in Brief

The term 'bath' [bæθ] refers to a container filled with water for washing oneself, a building containing public baths, or a mineral-rich spring. It can be used in phrases like 'run a bath,' 'take a bath/shower,' and 'bubble bath.' Idioms include 'throw the baby out with the bathwater,' meaning to discard something valuable along with something not wanted, and 'take a bath on something,' meaning to suffer a financial loss.

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