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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bath  \Bath\  (b[.a]th;  61),  n.;  pl  {Baths}  (b[.a]thz).  [AS. 
  b[ae][eth];  akin  to  OS  &  Icel.  ba[eth],  Sw.,  Dan.,  D.,  &  G. 
  bad  and  perh.  to  G.  b["a]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. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Baths 
  The  use  of  the  bath  was  very  frequent  among  the  Hebrews  (Lev. 
  14:8;  Num.  19:19,  ect.).  The  high  priest  at  his  inauguration 
  (Lev.  8:6),  and  on  the  day  of  atonement,  was  required  to  bathe 
  himself  (16:4,  24).  The  pools"  mentioned  in  Neh.  3:15,  16,  2 
  Kings  20:20,  Isa.  22:11,  John  9:7,  were  public  bathing-places. 
 




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