2. [syn: Turkish bath, steam bath, vapor bath, vapour bath]
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.
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.
Note: Bath is used adjectively or in combination, in an
obvious sense of or for baths or bathing; as, bathroom,
bath tub, bath keeper.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a steam room where facilities are available for a bath
followed by a shower and massage
2: you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold
shower [syn: Turkish bath, steam bath, vapor bath,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "Turkish bath":
Finnish bath, Japanese bath, Russian bath, Swedish bath, bath,
bathe, cold shower, douche, hip bath, hummum, needle bath,
plunge bath, sauna, sauna bath, shower, shower bath, sitz bath,
sponge, sponge bath, sweat bath, tub, whirlpool bath