Bath

Definition of Bath

Pronunciation: båth; 61
n.1.The act of exposing the body, or part of the body, for purposes of cleanliness, comfort, health, etc., to water, vapor, hot air, or the like; as, a cold or a hot bath; a medicated bath; a steam bath; a hip bath.
2.Water or other liquid for bathing.
3.A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash their bodies in water.
4.A building containing an apartment or a series of apartments arranged for bathing.
Among the ancients, the public baths were of amazing extent and magnificence.
- Gwilt.
5.(Chem.) A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air, through which heat is applied to a body.
6.(Photog.) A solution in which plates or prints are immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution.
Douche bath
See Douche.
Order of the Bath
a high order of British knighthood, composed of three classes, viz., knights grand cross, knights commanders, and knights companions, abbreviated thus: G. C. B., K. C. B., K. B.
Russian bath
a kind of vapor bath which consists in a prolonged exposure of the body to the influence of the steam of water, followed by washings and shampooings.
Turkish bath
a kind of bath in which a profuse perspiration is produced by hot air, after which the body is washed and shampooed.
Bath house
a house used for the purpose of bathing; - also a small house, near a bathing place, where a bather undresses and dresses.
1.A Hebrew measure containing the tenth of a homer, or five gallons and three pints, as a measure for liquids; and two pecks and five quarts, as a dry measure.
1.A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to various objects.
Bath brick
a preparation of calcareous earth, in the form of a brick, used for cleaning knives, polished metal, etc.
Bath chair
a kind of chair on wheels, as used by invalids at Bath.
Bath metal
an alloy consisting of four and a half ounces of zinc and one pound of copper.
- Dickens.
Bath note
a folded writing paper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches.
Bath stone
a species of limestone (oölite) found near Bath, used for building.

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