Definition of bath verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bath

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bɑːθ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæθ//
     
    (British English)(North American English bathe)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bath
    BrE BrE//bɑːθ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæθ//
     
    he / she / it baths
    BrE BrE//bɑːθs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæθs//
     
    past simple bathed
    BrE BrE//bɑːθt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæθt//
     
    past participle bathed
    BrE BrE//bɑːθt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæθt//
     
    -ing form bathing
    BrE BrE//ˈbɑːθɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæθɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] bath somebody to give a bath to somebody It's your turn to bath the baby. He never bathed the kids when they were little.
  2. 2[intransitive] (old-fashioned) to have a bath Which Word?bath / bathe / swim / sunbathe When you wash yourself you can say that you bath (British English) or bathe (North American English), but it is much more common to say have a bath (British English) or take a bath (North American English). You can also bath (British English) or bathe (North American English) another person, for example a baby. You bathe a part of your body, especially to clean a wound. When you go swimming it is old-fashioned to say that you bathe, and you cannot say that you bath or take a bath. It is more common to use swim, go for a swim, have a swim or go swimming:Let’s go for a quick swim in the pool. She goes swimming every morning before breakfast. What you wear for this activity is usually called a swimsuit or swimming trunks. When you lie in the sun in order to go brown you sunbathe.
  3. Word Origin Old English bæth, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bad and German Bad.