bath, n. [AS. bæ; akin to OS. & Icel. ba, Sw., Dan., D., & G. bad, and perh. to G. bähen to foment.].
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.
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. [1913 Webster]
Water or other liquid for bathing. [1913 Webster]
A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash their bodies in water. [1913 Webster]
A building containing an apartment or a series of apartments arranged for bathing. [1913 Webster
"Among the ancients, the public baths were of amazing extent and magnificence."
A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air, through which heat is applied to a body. [1913 Webster]
A solution in which plates or prints are immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution. [1913 Webster
" Bath is used adjectively or in combination, in an obvious sense of or for baths or bathing; as, bathroom, bath tub, bath keeper."
bath, n. [Heb.].
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. [1913 Webster]
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. “People walked out, or drove out, or were pushed out in their Bath chairs.” Dickens. -- Bath metal, an alloy consisting of four and a half ounces of zinc and one pound of copper. -- 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.
A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to various objects. [1913 Webster]
, Japanese bath
, Russian bath
, Swedish bath
, Turkish bath
, acid bath
, affusion, aquamanile, aspergation, aspersion, automatic dishwasher, bagnio, balneae, balneum, baptism, basin, bathe, bathhouse, bathing, bathroom, baths, bathtub, bedewing, bidet, caldarium, cold shower, dampening, damping, deluge, dewing, dip, dishpan, dishwasher, douche, drowning, ewer, finger bowl, fixing bath
, flooding, hip bath
, hosing, hosing down, humidification, hummum, immersion, inundation, irrigation, kitchen sink, lavabo, lavatory, laving, mercury bath
, mikvah, moistening, needle bath
, piscina, plunge bath
, public baths, rest room, rinsing, sauna, sauna bath
, sheep dip, shower, shower bath
, shower curtain, shower head, shower room, shower stall, showers, sink, sitz bath
, spa, sparging, spattering, splashing, splattering, sponge, sponge bath
, spraying, sprinkling, steam room, submersion, sudarium, sudatorium, swashing, sweat bath
, sweat room, tepidarium, thermae, tub, wash, wash barrel, wash boiler, washbasin, washbowl, washdish, washer, washing machine, washing pot, washpot, washroom, washstand, washtub, watering, watering place, wetting, whirlpool bath
insertion, implantation, introduction, insinuation, planting injection, inoculation, importation, infusion, forcible ingress, immersion, submersion, submergence, dip, plunge, bath
, interment, clyster, enema, glyster, lavage, lavement, inserted.
water, serum, serosity, lymph, rheum, diluent, agua, aqua, pani, dilution, maceration, lotion, washing, immersion, humectation, infiltration, spargefaction, affusion, irrigation, douche, balneation, bath
, deluge, high water, flood tide, watery, aqueous, aquatic, hydrous, lymphatic, balneal, diluent, drenching, diluted, weak, wet, the waters are out.