bath


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bath \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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bath \Bath\, n.
   A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot
   springs, which has given its name to various objects.
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   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 (o["o]lite) found near
      Bath, used for building.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bath \Bath\ (b[.a]th; 61), n.; pl. Baths (b[.a][th]z). [AS.
   b[ae][eth]; akin to OS. & Icel. ba[eth], Sw., Dan., D., & G.
   bad, and perh. to G. b[aum]hen to foment.]
   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.
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   2. Water or other liquid for bathing.
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   3. A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash
      their bodies in water.
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   4. A building containing an apartment or a series of
      apartments arranged for bathing.
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            Among the ancients, the public baths were of amazing
            extent and magnificence.              --Gwilt.
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   5. (Chem.) A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air,
      through which heat is applied to a body.
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   6. (Photog.) A solution in which plates or prints are
      immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution.
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   Note: Bath is used adjectively or in combination, in an
         obvious sense of or for baths or bathing; as, bathroom,
         bath tub, bath keeper.
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   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.
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