Bath brick, a preparation of calcareous earth, in the form of a brick, used for cleaning knives, polished
metal, etc. Bath chair, a kind of chair on wheels, as used by invalids at Bath. "People walked out,
or drove out, or were pushed out in their Bath chairs." Dickens. Bath metal, an alloy consisting of
four and a half ounces of zinc and one pound of copper. Bath note, a folded writing paper, 8 1/2
by 14 inches. Bath stone, a species of limestone (oölite) found near Bath, used for building.
(Bath) n. A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to
(Bathe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bathed (ba&thligd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bathing.] [OE. baðien, AS. baðian,
fr. bæð bath. See 1st Bath, and cf. Bay to bathe.]
1. To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath.
Chancing to bathe himself in the River Cydnus.
2. To lave; to wet. "The lake which bathed the foot of the Alban mountain." T. Arnold.
3. To moisten or suffuse with a liquid.
And let us bathe our hands in Cæsar's blood.
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. "
Tennyson. "The bright sunshine bathing all the world." Longfellow.
(Bathe) v. i.
1. To bathe one's self; to take a bath or baths. "They bathe in summer." Waller.
2. To immerse or cover one's self, as in a bath. "To bathe in fiery floods." Shak. "Bathe in the dimples
of her cheek." Lloyd.
3. To bask in the sun. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bathe), n. The immersion of the body in water; as, to take one's usual bathe. Edin. Rev.
(Bath"er) n. One who bathes.
(Ba*thet"ic) a. Having the character of bathos. [R.]
Bathing machine, a small room on wheels, to be driven into the water, for the convenience of bathers,
who undress and dress therein.
(Bath"ing) n. Act of taking a bath or baths.
(Bath"mism) n. See Vital force.
(Ba*thom"e*ter) n. [Gr. ba`qos depth + -meter.] An instrument for measuring depths,
esp. one for taking soundings without a sounding line.
(Bat"horse`) n. [F. bât packsaddle (cheval de bât packhorse) + E. horse. See Bastard.] A
horse which carries an officer's baggage during a campaign.
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