Definition of bather in English:



  • 1British A person swimming or spending time in the water.

    • ‘A main function of the person appointed to the new job will be to keep swimmers and bathers from entering the water.’
    • ‘‘The weather has been good these past few weeks and I hope bathers will take full advantage of the sun and highquality water conditions as we reach the peak of the summer season,’ he said.’
    • ‘The last thing about the sound-proof door is that it eliminates comments from the family on the operatic talents of the bather.’
    • ‘Last year, several bathers suffered severe and painful stings while swimming among the jellyfish in the Mersey estuary.’
    • ‘According to the council this session is based on giving exclusive pool time to older bathers who want to enjoy lane swimming.’
    • ‘He urged bathers to use beaches patrolled by life guards.’
    • ‘The Marine Conservation Society said bathers were put at risk because beaches with normally excellent water quality could be temporarily affected.’
    • ‘This elegant wine should see warmth restored to even the coldest bather.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most famous brines in the world are those found in the Dead Sea in Israel, an inland lake which is so salty that bathers float in its waters.’
    • ‘True, they had no shower gel at the time and the heat treatments softened the grit and grim for removal while the cold waters revived the weary bather.’
    • ‘Lifeguards at Maracas and Las Cuevas beaches were all on duty keeping bathers away, even as the rough waters pounded against their towers.’
    • ‘The generous showerhead reaches far into the cubicle and, with 410 mm projection, water falls centrally over the bather.’
    • ‘As waves continued to crash loudly against what was left of the shoreline, lifeguards were busy advising bathers not to go into the water.’
    • ‘People caught driving jet skis and speed boats in a manner that endangers bathers and other water users in Tramore Bay will face a hefty fine of up to €1200 under new by-laws that come into effect next month.’
    • ‘Many visiting tourists to Goa enjoy fishing from the beach, but unless you visit the quieter areas you will almost certainly be frustrated by the number of bathers!’
    • ‘Fallen tree trunks toss about the stream, presenting mortal dangers to swimmers and bathers.’
    • ‘A bather reclines on a couch, enjoying a massage, while a fountain splashes nearby.’
    • ‘A small but well planned bathroom includes a bath which has been strategically positioned to allow the bather to bask in the stunning views of Kinsale harbour.’
    • ‘But swimming teachers in Bolton are urging bathers not to try it themselves because it could be dangerous.’
    • ‘There were bathers in the pool and the life guards cleared the pool.’
  • 2bathersAustralian informal A swimming costume.

    • ‘The site made us all eager to get down there so we changed quickly into our bathers.’
    • ‘Anyway, today I took him to the shops to buy some new bathers as his old ones were a bit small.’
    • ‘‘I'll come with you,’ she said, grabbing her own wallet and slipping a navy sarong over her powder blue bathers.’
    • ‘The pool wasn't far away and my sisters and I were wishing we brought our bathers.’
    • ‘I had my bathers on underneath in case I decided to go for a dip, even though I doubted I would, and my hair was out and went just past my chest - Mum had taken me for a haircut.’
    • ‘Now of course when it comes to pulling on our togs, cozzies, bathers or trunks and swimming competitively, Australians never seem to be too far from the medals.’
    • ‘Another memory was trying to go swimming in the town's old swimming pool and being told they could not swim without proper bathers.’
    • ‘When he was found, after 14 hours spent in the open in just a pair of bathers, he wondered what the fuss was all about.’
    • ‘It was a bit too cold for me to go in the water as it was windy, but warm enough to hang around wearing bathers.’
    • ‘We got our bathers and towel and headed off to the beach.’
    • ‘Every Monday she starts getting excited as soon as her bathers go on, and she sings all the way to the pool.’
    • ‘She pulls on her own white shirt that is hiding her old, blue bathers.’
    • ‘Her hair was damp and piled up on her head in a bun, and she was wearing her bathers along with a pair of cotton shorts.’
    • ‘Leaving my clothes and bag, I changed into bathers and ran onto the sand, the green and blue water filling my eyes, leaving nothing.’
    • ‘‘Yes please,’ the girl with the least revealing bathers replied.’
    • ‘Set at first on a beach, it features a young woman in bathers and two men in dark suits.’
    • ‘It's a funny thing, but I feel much more self-conscious fully dressed than I ever do in my bathers or in the dressing room at the pool.’
    • ‘He actually had to hide behind a rock to change into his bathers, which were in the boot of his Pontiac Parisienne car.’
    • ‘Caelyn and Justin gathered their stuff, and chucked on their clothes over their bathers.’
    • ‘They had changed into bathers and swum with the seals.’