What does bathe mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. batheverb

    the act of swimming

    "the Englishman said he had a good bathe"

  2. batheverb

    cleanse the entire body

    "bathe daily"

  3. batheverb

    suffuse with or as if with light

    "The room was bathed in sunlight"

  4. bathe, bathverb

    clean one's body by immersion into water

    "The child should bathe every day"


  1. bathenoun

    The act of swimming or bathing, especially in the sea, a lake, or a river; a swimming bath.

    I'm going to have a midnight bathe tonight.

  2. batheverb

    To clean oneself by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.

  3. batheverb

    To immerse oneself, or part of the body, in water for pleasure or refreshment; to swim.

  4. batheverb

    To clean a person by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.

    We bathe our baby before going to bed; some other parents do it in the morning if they have time.

  5. batheverb

    To apply water or other liquid to; to suffuse or cover with liquid.

  6. batheverb

    To cover or surround.

  7. batheverb

    To sunbathe.

    The women bathed in the sun.

  8. Etymology: From bathen, from baþian, from baþōnan, from bhe-. More at bath.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Batheverb

    Etymology: baðian, Saxon.

    Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bath’d
    Their downy breast. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 437.

    Chancing to bathe himself in the river Cydnus, through the excessive coldness of these waters, he fell sick, near unto death, for three days. South.

    Bathe them and keep their bodies soluble the while by clysters, and lenitive boluses. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    I’ll bathe your wounds in tears for my offence. Dryden.

    Phœnician Dido stood,
    Fresh from her wound, her bosom bath’d in blood. Dryden.

    Mars could in mutual blood the centaurs bathe,
    And Jove himself give way to Cinthia’s wrath. Dryden.

  2. To Batheverb

    To be in the water, or in any thing resembling a bath.

    Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds,
    I cannot tell. Macbeth.

    The delighted spirit
    To bathe in firy floods, or to reside
    In thrilling regions of thick ribbed ice. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Meas.

    The gallants dancing by the river side,
    They bathe in summer, and in winter slide. Edmund Waller.

    But bathe, and, in imperial robes array’d,
    Pay due devotions. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Batheverb

    to wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath

  2. Batheverb

    to lave; to wet

  3. Batheverb

    to moisten or suffuse with a liquid

  4. Batheverb

    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

  5. Batheverb

    to surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed

  6. Batheverb

    to bathe one's self; to take a bath or baths

  7. Batheverb

    to immerse or cover one's self, as in a bath

  8. Batheverb

    to bask in the sun

  9. Bathenoun

    the immersion of the body in water; as to take one's usual bathe

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bathe

    th, v.t. to wash as in a bath: to wash or moisten with any liquid: to moisten, suffuse, encompass.—v.i. to take a bath.—n. the act of taking a bath.—ns. Bath′ing-box, a box for bathers to undress and dress in; Bath′ing-machine′, a small carriage in which a bather may be carried out into water conveniently deep for bathing. [A.S. bathian; Old High Ger. badôn, bathôn (Ger. baden).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bathe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bathe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bathe in a Sentence

  1. David Sugerman of Portland:

    They have a variety of health problems and they are as well concerned about future health issues from this carcinogen and toxin that they were contaminated by, kBR told them it was safe as long as they didn't bathe in it, and there are a number of guys that have very serious health problems.

  2. Devotee Gunjan Devi:

    The water is extremely dirty but we don't have many options, it is a ritual to take a bath in a water body so we have come here to bathe.

  3. Angelica Gonzalez-Garcia:

    The day after I was detained, I was removed from the cell and... told that they were going to take my daughter a long way away, the next day they got us up at 5 in the morning and took us to a trailer, and I was told to bathe and dress my daughter. I hugged my daughter and told her that she didn't have to cry.

  4. Fatima Bibi:

    We take half a bucket of water to bathe everyday, and some days we can't even have a wash, water is used to wash the vegetables. We'll then use it to wash clothes.

  5. Elaine Larson:

    I think people are sort of stuck on,' How often should I bathe ?' or' How often should I clean my hands ?' but it has more to do with what you've done, i think the question is,' When are the appropriate times to bathe or to wash your hands ?' and it's when they get contaminated.

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