Definition of Bathe

1. Noun. The act of swimming. "The Englishman said he had a good bathe"

Generic synonyms: Swim, Swimming

2. Verb. Cleanse the entire body. "They bathe themselves"; "Bathe daily"
Specialized synonyms: Shower
Generic synonyms: Clean, Cleanse
Derivative terms: Bather, Bathing

3. Verb. Suffuse with or as if with light. "The room was bathed in sunlight"
Generic synonyms: Enclose, Enfold, Envelop, Enwrap, Wrap

4. Verb. Clean one's body by immersion into water. "The child should bathe every day"
Exact synonyms: Bath
Specialized synonyms: Foment
Generic synonyms: Clean, Cleanse
Derivative terms: Bath, Bath, Bath, Bather, Bathing

Definition of Bathe

1. v. t. To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath.

2. v. i. To bathe one's self; to take a bath or baths.

3. n. The immersion of the body in water; as, to take one's usual bathe.

Definition of Bathe

1. Verb. (intransitive) To clean oneself by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To immerse oneself, or part of the body, in water for pleasure or refreshment; to swim. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To clean a person by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To apply water or other liquid to; to suffuse or cover with liquid. ¹

5. Verb. (figuratively) (context: transitive and intransitive) To cover or surround. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To sunbathe. ¹

7. Noun. (British colloquial) The act of swimming or bathing, especially in the sea, a lake, or a river; a swimming bath. ¹

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Definition of Bathe

1. to wash [v BATHED, BATHING, BATHES] - See also: wash

Medical Definition of Bathe

1. 1. To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath. "Chancing to bathe himself in the River Cydnus." (South) 2. To lave; to wet. "The lake which bathed the foot of the Alban mountain." 3. To moisten or suffuse with a liquid. "And let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood." (Shak) 4. 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. To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed. "The rosy shadows bathe me. " . "The bright sunshine bathing all the world." . Origin: OE. Baien, AS. Baian, fr. Bae bath. See 1st Bath, and cf. Bay to bathe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bathe

bath oil
bath powder
bath pruritus
bath salt
bath salts
bath soap
bath time
bath times
bath towel
bath tub
bath water
bathe (current term)
bathing beaches
bathing beauties

Literary usage of Bathe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"aid to bine been a younger brother of Walter de bathe, and to ha\e h"en horn ... Father bathe and his brother, a secular i conducted by the soldiers to t he ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"Simon bathe is there stated to have been a landed proprietor in Limerick at the close of the ... John bathe was the chief magistrate of Dublin in 1350. ..."

3. Negligence in Lawby Thomas Beven by Thomas Beven (1895)
"Thirdly, that " the known habits of men to bathe and swim long prior to writ ... Fourthly, there is no more similarity between a right to bathe and a right ..."

4. Annual Register (1800)
"... near bathe; OUT of the long experience we have had of your approved worth and ... WILLIAM bathe, Dec. 6, 1645. ..."

5. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... rest in bathe, Whereas I bathe not now in blisse ... And in the bathe from whence but late I came, : cast my selfe in ..."

6. The Itinerary of John Leland in Or about the Years 1535-1543: Parts I to [XI] by John Leland (1907)
"... There is an hospital of S. John hard by the Crosse bathe, Somerset, ... of bathe. The toun hath of a long tyme syns bene continually most f°- 3& ..."

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