• WordNet 3.6
    • v bathe cleanse the entire body "bathe daily"
    • v bathe clean one's body by immersion into water "The child should bathe every day"
    • v bathe suffuse with or as if with light "The room was bathed in sunlight"
    • n bathe the act of swimming "the Englishman said he had a good bathe"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Headquarters Company of the Reserve Mallet taking its bath at Chavigeny Farm The Headquarters Company of the Reserve Mallet taking its bath at Chavigeny Farm
It Takes Nine Baths to Get Down To American Epidermis 304 It Takes Nine Baths to Get Down To American Epidermis 304
Venus Disrobing for the Bath Venus Disrobing for the Bath
The Bath of Psyche The Bath of Psyche

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beethoven used to take hay baths to remedy the swelling he used to get in his legs
    • n Bathe The immersion of the body in water; as, to take one's usual bathe .
    • Bathe To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe the eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one's forehead with camphor.
    • Bathe To bask in the sun.
    • Bathe To bathe one's self; to take a bath or baths. "They bathe in summer."
    • Bathe To immerse or cover one's self, as in a bath. "To bathe in fiery floods.""Bathe in the dimples of her cheek."
    • Bathe To lave; to wet. "The lake which bathed the foot of the Alban mountain."
    • Bathe To moisten or suffuse with a liquid. "And let us bathe our hands in Cæsar's blood."
    • Bathe To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed. "The rosy shadows bathe me.""The bright sunshine bathing all the world."
    • Bathe To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath. "Chancing to bathe himself in the River Cydnus."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Scarecrows frighten birds because of the human odor emitted from the clothes they wear. Come rain and wind, this odor dissapears. (tip for people who dont bathe often)
    • bathe To place in a bath; immerse in water or other fluid, for cleanliness, health, or pleasure.
    • bathe To apply water or other liquid to with a sponge, cloth, or the like, generally for therapeutic purposes.
    • bathe To water moisten, or suffuse with any liquid.
    • bathe To immerse in or surround with anything analogous to water: as, bathed in sunlight.
    • bathe In zoology, to tint; tinge in a uniform manner, giving the appearance of one color seen through another: as, black bathed with purple, brown bathed with rosy, etc.
    • bathe To take a bath; be in water or other liquid; go into water to bathe one's self.
    • bathe To be immersed or surrounded as if with water.
    • n bathe The act of bathing; the immersion of the body in water: as, to take one's usual bathe. Edinburgh Rev.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Snoring is prohibited in Massachusetts unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked. It is also illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.
    • v.t Bathe bāth to wash as in a bath: to wash or moisten with any liquid: to moisten, suffuse, encompass
    • v.i Bathe to take a bath
    • n Bathe the act of taking a bath
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  • Dodie Smith
    Dodie Smith
    “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.”
  • Anthony Burgess
    “Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    “How sweet it is to love, and to be dissolved, and as it were to bathe myself in thy love.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot.”


Early bath - (UK) If someone has or goes for an early bath, they quit or lose their job or position earlier than expected because things have gone wrong.
Throw the baby out with the bath water - If you get rid of useful things when discarding inessential things, you throw the baby out with the bath water.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. baðien, AS. baðian, fr. bæð, bath. See 1st Bath, and cf. Bay to bathe


In literature:

The bluebirds' method of bathing differed from any I have noticed.
"In Nesting Time" by Olive Thorne Miller
The surface of the body should be kept clean, as far as possible, and to this end, in summer, should be well bathed at least once a day.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
Beard is to go over to Bath next morning.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
There he should stay till he complains of more pain, when he should take his bath and repeat the sitz-bath.
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
He continued the baths with more or less regularity until the close of the year, taking in all sixty-one baths.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
For sudden suppression, use the warm sitting-bath or foot bath.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Cold baths, especially when the body is heated, as in the case after exercising violently, should be discouraged.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
For croup, bathe throat and chest with the liniment.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Care in diet, good ventilation and the morning cold bath are essential if a radical cure is desired.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
My walks to the latter were like bathing-places to my good humor.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
A bath for every room and the best bath in town.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
A bath of about eighty degrees, as Buxton Bath, is of service; a colder bath may do great injury.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
All the water they see is in the bottom of a bath-tub, rubbed on their skimpy limbs by an Irish girl's hands.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
My father had refused to take me to the public baths.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
Before entering the bath rooms proper, the bather must divest himself of his clothing, and assume the bathing garment.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
She smiled at her aunt's hint that she might find favour in the eyes of the beaux of Bath House.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
After leaving the bath, attention should be given to the skin, as in other forms of bathing.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The king had returned from the baths.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
The Baths are under the superintendance of a medical practitioner.
"Memoranda on Tours, Touraine and Central France." by J. H. Holdsworth
The bathing, too, at Vilm cannot be mentioned in the same breath with the glorious bathing at Lauterbach.
"The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen" by Elizabeth von Arnim

In poetry:

Then fared he to his daily toil
All in the Board of Trade,
While Mistress Taylor for that bath
Due preparation made.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
But these are gone now: years entomb
The dust and din;
Yea, even the bath’s fierce reek and fume
That slew Faustine.
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Dear Savior, steep this rock of mine
In thine own crimson sea!
None but a bath of blood divine
Can melt the flint away.
"Hymn 98" by Isaac Watts
Along the east a shimmer,
A tenuous breath of flame,
From which, as from a bath of light,
Nymph-like, the girl-moon came.
"Under The Rose" by Madison Julius Cawein
Unfallen, sinless, undefiled,
Fresh bathed in summer showers,
What wonder that the holy Child
Loved to play with flowers?
"Infant Christ, With Flowers" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
See how I bathe thy pages
Here in the light of the sun,
Through thy leaves, as a wind among roses,
The breezes shall run.
"The Passionate Reader To His Poet" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

"face- chewer ," had no bath salts, just marijuana in his system.
Synthetic marijuana and "bath salts" seized in January in Illinois.
Crowds gather at the Fasiladas' bath in Gondar, Ethiopia, to celebrate Timket.
Immersion circulators are the center piece in sous vide, or cooking food in a water bath in vacuum-sealed bags at very low but precise temperatures for a long time—up to 72 hours.
Waiting For The (Bath Salts) Clampdown .
Gov Cuomo is looking to crack down harder on bath salts and other synthetic drugs.
Claustrophobic log cabin bath gone wrong.
Bathing in the bathroom, clubbed dog.
The baby monkey Little Nala is like any human infant in that she needs a transition object to help with bath time.
This home at 819 Paradise Way has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,505 square feet of living area.
His wife knotted his ties and told him when to take a bath.
How to get what you each like in a master bath.
1920s Jantzen coins the term "swimming suit" (formerly bathing suit) and debuts its iconic Diving Girl logo.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc announced that its tender offer for the outstanding shares of common stock of Cost Plus was successful.
Bed Bath & Beyond buys parent of Cost Plus World Market.

In science:

J hi ) + exp(−β J hi ) The heat-bath algorithm consists of updating the spin Si (k) to Si (k + 1) where Si (k + 1) = ±1 with probabilities pi and 1 − pi respectively.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
It is in this sense that the Glauber dynamics differs from the heat-bath algorithm.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The transition matrix W , whether based on the Metropolis dynamics or the Glauber/heat-bath dynamics, has the following properties: Wi,j ≥ 0 ∀ i, j and Pj Wj,i = 1 ∀ i.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Consider a classical macroscopic system in thermal contact with a heath bath at temperature T .
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Woch, Over relaxed heat bath and Metropolis algorithms for accelerating pure gauge Monte Carlo calculations, Phys.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
If the bath is fast the line exhibits the well known behavior of motional narrowing (as the time scale of the bath becomes short; the line is narrowed).
Photon Counting Statistics for Single Molecule Spectroscopy
Considering a simple spectral diffusion process, we show that Q also exhibits motional narrowing, though in this limit the fluctuations described by Q become small and when time scale of the bath goes to zero we find Poissonian statistics.
Photon Counting Statistics for Single Molecule Spectroscopy
If the bath is slow, Q becomes large, and a simple adiabatic type of approximation, based on steady state solution of time independent Bloch equation, holds.
Photon Counting Statistics for Single Molecule Spectroscopy
Our exact results are evaluated for an arbitrary time scale of the bath and are shown to interpolate between the fast and slow modulation limits.
Photon Counting Statistics for Single Molecule Spectroscopy
S (t ) = 0] are unimportant, because the bath is fast.
Photon Counting Statistics for Single Molecule Spectroscopy
Then, the master equation we are concerning is derived by considering an interaction of the type H ∝ (σΓ† + σ†Γ) where Γ is a bath operator.
Quantum Zeno-like effect due to competing decoherence mechanisms
Gibbs canonical form of the system density matrix compatible with the standard thermodynamics is correct to just the zeroth order in the system-bath coupling.
Stationary flows in quantum dissipative closed circuits as a challenge to thermodynamics
The phonons involved are assumed to be those of the load, here designated as bath II.
Stationary flows in quantum dissipative closed circuits as a challenge to thermodynamics
J ∝ λ2 , K ∝ λ2 t = t′/λ2 , HS−B ∝ λ, (t′ playing the role of a new rescaled time.) As usual, we then pro ject off the bath and let λ → 0.
Stationary flows in quantum dissipative closed circuits as a challenge to thermodynamics
TrB ρB = 1 implying P 2 = P ) the Argyres-Kelley pro jector (pro jection superoperator) in the Liouville space of operators that act in the Hilbert space of the system and bath.
Stationary flows in quantum dissipative closed circuits as a challenge to thermodynamics