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Princeton's WordNet

  1. watering place, watering hole, spanoun

    a health resort near a spring or at the seaside

  2. resort hotel, spanoun

    a fashionable hotel usually in a resort area

  3. health spa, spa, health clubnoun

    a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness


  1. spanoun

    A health resort near a mineral spring or hot spring.

  2. spanoun

    A trendy or fashionable resort.

  3. spanoun

    A health club.

  4. Spanoun

    A town located in the Belgian province of Liège, famous for its hot springs.

  5. Etymology: The term is derived from the name of the Belgian town of Spa, where since medieval times illnesses caused by iron deficiency were treated by drinking chalybeate (iron bearing) spring water. In 16 century England the old Roman ideas of medicinal bathing were revived at towns like Bath, and in 1571 William Slingsby who had been to the Belgian town (which he called Spaw) discovered a chalybeate spring in Yorkshire. He built an enclosed well at what became known as Harrogate, the first resort in England for drinking medicinal waters, then in 1596 Dr. Timothy Bright called the resort The English Spaw, beginning the use of the word Spa as a generic description rather than as the place name of the Belgian town. At first this term referred specifically to resorts for water drinking rather than bathing, but this distinction was gradually lost and many spas offer external remedies.


  1. Spa

    A spa is a location where mineral-rich spring water (and sometimes seawater) is used to give medicinal baths. Spa towns or spa resorts (including hot springs resorts) typically offer various health treatments, which are also known as balneotherapy. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Such practices have been popular worldwide, but are especially widespread in Europe and Japan. Day spas and medspas are also quite popular, and offer various personal care treatments.


  1. SPA

    SPA stands for Single Page Application. It is a web application that loads and interacts with only a single web page. Unlike traditional multi-page applications, which require separate pages to be loaded from the server for each action, a SPA loads the initial page and then dynamically updates the content using JavaScript frameworks or libraries. This allows for a more seamless and responsive user experience, as well as reducing the need for full page reloads.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spanoun

    a spring or mineral water; -- so called from a place of this name in Belgium


  1. Spa

    The term spa is associated with water treatment which is also known as balneotherapy. Spa towns or spa resorts typically offer various health treatments. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Such practices have been popular worldwide, but are especially widespread in Europe and Japan. Day spas are also quite popular, and offer various personal care treatments.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spa

    spaw, n. a place where there is a mineral spring of water. [From Spa in Belgium.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Spa

    a watering-place in Belgium, 20 m. SE. of Liège; a favourite health and fashionable resort on account of its springs and its picturesque surroundings, the number of visitors during the season amounting to 12,000.

Editors Contribution

  1. SPA

    Steam bath, dry spa

    Submitted by anonymous on April 5, 2021  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Spa

    From the town of the same name (which expresses the Flemish for “fountain”) in Belgium, the fashionable Continental resort during the seventeenth century.

Anagrams for spa »

  1. pas

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  3. PAs

  4. Psa.

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  6. sap

  7. s.ap.

  8. SAP

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spa in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of spa in a Sentence

  1. Matt Schatzman:

    Shell was the first to sign a long-term SPA from the United States indexed to Henry Hub in 2011, and so it is fitting they are the first to sign a long-term SPA from a U.S. LNG project indexed to Brent, we look forward to finalizing additional commercial agreements and to proceeding with the development of our Rio Grande LNG project.

  2. Matthew Carter:

    It's the 16th for the SPA( share purchase agreement) and they( Renault) are agreeing to pay all the creditors by the 31st, so I guess when we come back on the 21st it will be to ensure that the SPA has been signed.

  3. Vanessa Maes:

    This new model will allow the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit... to somewhat mitigate the financial effects of this historic crisis.

  4. Kathy Kunkel:

    While over 100 VIP Spa clients have already been tested, NMDOH is reaching out to ensure that testing and counseling services are available for individuals who received injection related services at the VIP Spa, testing is important for everyone as there are effective treatments for HIV and many hepatitis infections.

  5. Ivanka Trump:

    There's a very specific point of view that I think has not yet been done in the spa space, it's going to be an experience very unique to us and our hotel company.

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