From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbathbath1 /bɑːθ $ bæθ/ ●●● S2 W3 noun (plural baths /bɑːðz, bɑːθs $ bæðz, bæθs/) [countable] 1 DCBDHHif you take a bath, you wash your body in a bath After a week of camping, I really needed a bath.have a bath British English take a bath American English I’ll have a bath and go to bed. How often do you take a bath? I’ll give the children their bath (=wash them in a bath).2 British EnglishDHH a large long container that you fill with water and sit or lie in to wash yourself SYN bathtub American English3 water that you sit or lie in to wash yourself a hot bath She ran a bath (=put water into a bath).4 a bathroom, used especially in advertising All our luxury bedrooms have a private bath.5 CONTAIN/HOLDa container full of liquid in which something is placed for a particular purposebath of Plunge the fabric into a bath of black dye. 6 → baths7 → take a bath → birdbath, bubble bath, → throw the baby out with the bath water at throw1(37)COLLOCATIONSverbshave a bath especially British English, take a bath especially American EnglishShe usually has a bath in the evening.give somebody a bathHe's upstairs giving the baby a bath.get in/into/out of the bathI had to get out of the bath to answer the phone.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + batha quick bathIt's easier to take a shower than a quick bath.a long bathA long hot bath is a great way of relaxing.a hot/warm/cool bathWhy don't you have a nice warm bath?a bubble bath (=with nice-smelling bubbles in it)She likes to destress by taking a bubble bath.bath + NOUNbath time (=the time when someone, usually a child, has a bath)Come on, Lucy, it's bath time.bath taps British EnglishThe water coming out of the bath taps was freezing cold.a bath towelShe handed him a soft white bath towel.a bath mat (=small rug on the floor by the bath)The bath mat was soaking wet.bath waterThe bath water is getting cold.bath salts/crystals (=a substance that you put in a bath to make it smell nice)She bought me some lavender bath salts.bath toy (=for a child to play with in the bath)Bath toys are great for babies who've just learned to sit.
Examples from the Corpusbath• So she told them she was taking a bath.• a bath of black dye• The 1960s home on 6 acres boasts a pool, a tennis court, six bedrooms, four baths and staff quarters.• I love to soak in a hot bath.• Whilst in bath remember what you've done and race down naked to reverse the contents of freezer and microwave.• I replaced each plug - in the wash basin, the bath, the sink.• The coolness of the water roused me from my reverie, and I left the bath and decided to telephone Toby Greenslade.• Hold sauce in a warm water bath until serving time, up to 2 hours.• After your bath or shower, grit your teeth and splash yourself with cold water!have a bath• And taking a bath in very hot water after you drink it.• While Dooley took a bath, the rector made two calls asking for prayer, and gave Miss Sadie an update.• The large rooms all have bath and shower/WC, radio and telephone.• I have a bath every day.• They had hardly explored the place before Cristalena suggested they take a bath.• But first she had to have a bath.• Then you have a bath and they give you a towel and soap.ran a bath• She went back into the bathroom and ran a bath.• She made her way upstairs and ran a bath.• At five-thirty they made gentle love; then Felicity ran a bath.• Lisa ran a bath for herself.• She ran a bath, defying the rule by more than half filling the tub instead of sticking to the permitted five inches. bathbath2 verb British English 1 [transitive] to wash someone in a bath SYN bathe American English I’ll bath the children.2 [intransitive]DHH old-fashioned to wash yourself in a bath SYN bathe American English→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusbath• Make sure you bathe the kids and put them to bed before eight.• I bathed and changed and decided to start the evening with the bounce of Sidney Bechet.• Professional show producers bath their horses all the year round, without ill effect.• Louise loved being bathed when she was a baby.BathBath a city in southwest England that was famous for many centuries because of its natural hot waters, used by visitors to improve their health. Now many tourists visit Bath to see its old Roman baths and beautiful 18th-century buildings.From Longman Business Dictionarybathbath /bɑːθbæθ/ noun take a bath American English informal to lose a lot of money when buying or selling somethingCBS took a bath estimated at $275 million on the baseball television coverage deal.Origin bath Old English bæth