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Prilidiano Pueyrredón, El baño (The Bath), 1865, oil on canvas, 101 cm x 126 cm. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English baþu

Noun

Singular
bath

Plural
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bath ({{{1}}})
  1. A tub or pool which is used for bathing: bathtub.
  2. A room or area where bathing occurs: bathroom.
  3. The act of bathing.
Usage notes

Sense 3. is usually to take or have a bath.

Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to bath

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bath (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (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.[1], 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.
    • 2006, Sue Dallas, Diana North and Joanne Angus, Grooming Manual for the Dog and Cat[2], ISBN 1405111836, page 91,  
      For grooming at home, obviously the choice is yours whether you wish to bath the dog in your own bath or sink, or if you want to buy one specifically for the purpose.
    • 2007, Robin Barker, Baby Love[3], ISBN 17770075445, page 179,  
      If you find bathing stressfull during the first six weeks, only bath your baby once or twice a week.

Etymology 2

From Hebrew בַּת (bath).

Noun

Singular
bath

Plural
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bath ({{{1}}})
  1. (Biblical) An ancient Hebrew unit of dry volume measure, equal to an ephah and to one-tenth of a homer, and approximately equal to 22 litres.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Book of Ezekiel, 45:10–11,
      Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath. The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From English proper noun Bath where this paper was originally made.

Noun

bath m. (plural baths)

  1. English high quality letter paper popular in the 19th century.

Adjective

bath (epicene, plural baths)

  1. Super, great, smashing; beautiful, fine, good, pleasant.

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