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- 2 French
- (UK) IPA(key): /bɑːθ/, /bæθ/
- (South Africa) IPA(key): /bɑːθ/
- (US) IPA(key): /bæθ/
- (India) IPA(key): /bɑːt̪ʰ/
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- Rhymes: -ɑːθ, -æθ
From Middle English, from Old English bæþ (“bath”), from Proto-Germanic *baþą (“bath”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₁- (“to warm”). Cognate with Dutch bad (“bath”), German Bad (“bath”), Danish bad (“bath”), Icelandic bað (“bath”), Swedish bad (“bath”), German bähen (“to foment”). More at beath.
bath (plural baths)
- A tub or pool which is used for bathing: bathtub.
- A building or area where bathing occurs.
- Among the ancients, the public baths were of amazing extent and magnificence.
- The act of bathing.
- A substance or preparation in which something is immersed.
- a bath of heated sand, ashes, steam, or hot air
1879, Th Du Moncel, The Telephone, the Microphone and the Phonograph, Harper, page 166:
- He takes the prepared charcoal used by artists, brings it to a white heat, and suddenly plunges it in a bath of mercury, of which the globules instantly penetrate the pores of charcoal, and may be said to metallize it.
Sense 3. is usually to take (US) or have (UK, Aus) a bath. See also Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take
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- (transitive) To wash a person or animal in a bath
1990, Mukti Jain Campion, The Baby Challenge: A handbook on pregnancy for women with a physical disability., ISBN 0415048591, page 41:
- Somewhere to bath the baby: don't invest in a plastic baby bath. The bathroom handbasin is usually a much more convenient place to bath the baby. If your partner is more able, this could be a task he might take on as his, bathing the baby in a basin or plastic bown on the floor.
bath (plural baths)
- (historical units of measure) A former Hebrew unit of liquid volume (about 23 L or 6 gallons).
- (liquid volume): log (1⁄72 bath); cab, kab (1⁄18 bath); hin (1⁄6 bath); cor, kor, homer, chomer (10 baths)
- "Weights and Measures" at Oxford Biblical Studies Online
From English proper noun Bath where this paper was originally made.
bath m (plural baths)
bath m, f (plural baths)