a person or thing that bathes.
bathers, (used with a plural verb) Australian Informal. a bathing suit.
Simultaneously, a thick and vasty gasp came from the audience, as from five hundred bathers in a wholly unexpected surf.
Penrod Booth Tarkington
After the bath, the bathers were anointed with oil and took refreshments.
Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine James Sands Elliott
bathers should always be counted immediately before going into the water, and immediately after being called out.
Campward Ho! Unknown
Let bathers think of it next time they swallow a gulp of sea water.
The Ocean and its Wonders R.M. Ballantyne
“We might drive to the lighthouse,” Penny proposed, steering to avoid two bathers who crossed in front of the car.
Voice from the Cave Mildred A. Wirt
You sit down at the edge of the water and you watch the bathers.
Original Short Stories, Volume 4 (of 13) Guy de Maupassant
It usually was, too, the signal for a Turkish “hate” of ten minutes or more, to banish the bathers.
Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
I met, on this occasion, all the bathers who were at the beach.
Original Short Stories, Volume 3 (of 13) Guy de Maupassant
At about half past eleven Jones left the beach, tired of the glare and the bathers, and the sand digging children.
The Man Who Lost Himself H. De Vere Stacpoole
The water-drinkers and the bathers begin their day at half-past six.
Overlooked Maurice Baring
(Austral) a swimming costume
displaying or characterized by bathos: the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas. Historical Examples The man spoke earnestly, but a third person and extraneous hearer could hardly avoid being struck by the bathetic conclusion. Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith To esteem a man in inverse ratio to the amount of remarkable blood he has inherited is, […]
a folding bathtub for babies, usually of rubberized cloth.
a washing or immersion of something, especially the body, in water, steam, etc., as for cleansing or medical treatment: I take a bath every day. Give the dog a bath. a quantity of water or other liquid used for this purpose: running a bath. a container for water or other cleansing liquid, as a bathtub. […]
- Bathing beauty
an attractive woman in a bathing suit, especially an entrant in a beauty contest. noun an attractive girl in a swimming costume Also called (old-fashioned) bathing belle