Definition of bathtub in US English:



North American
  • A tub, usually installed in a bathroom, in which to bathe.

    • ‘We were shivering so much that we decided to go upstairs and put very hot water into the bathtub.’
    • ‘These three white bathtubs and the white whirlpool were delivered to the site and installed sometime in January or February.’
    • ‘If there is no bathtub, dissolve one ounce of Epsom salts in a pint of warm water and bathe the body all over with the mixture.’
    • ‘I walked into the bathroom, it was much like my old one, but there was no bathtub, only a shower.’
    • ‘That's fine for bathtubs and bathroom sinks, but with the heavy use a kitchen sink gets, we're leery about how well it might hold up.’
    • ‘First, she took a long bath in a bathtub filled with warm water and petals of dark red roses.’
    • ‘She made herself a sandwich while she readied the bathtub for a long hot bath with scented candles.’
    • ‘Drop-in bathtubs made specifically for bathtub enclosures are the best to build around, but whirlpool bathtubs are also great for building enclosures around.’
    • ‘The most common problem is at the joint between bathtub and tile or shower pan and tile.’
    • ‘To remove non slip appliques and strips from bathtubs, saturate a cloth or sponge and squeeze hot vinegar over decals.’
    • ‘In 1940, only 55 percent of Americans had hot water, flush toilets and bathtubs or showers.’
    • ‘The marble bathroom at the suite was spacious with a separate bathtub and shower.’
    • ‘Water can also come from inside your house from a leaking water pipe, toilet, shower or bathtub.’
    • ‘There are three bathrooms, all of them well equipped with their own showers and Jacuzzis and huge bathtubs that made Emmy want to take a bath right there and then.’
    • ‘Minerva has noticed a growing enthusiasm for using infant bath seats in adult bathtubs.’
    • ‘To the right of the closet was a roomy bathroom, including a Jacuzzi bathtub.’
    • ‘They are also good for bathtub and shower areas and kitchen or bathroom countertops.’
    • ‘The bathroom had a huge bathtub, a shower that doubled as a steam and a powder room.’
    • ‘Some people fill their bathtubs with cold water, plop their heads on plastic bath pillows and snooze.’
    • ‘Mercedes stepped into the giant marble bathtub, filled to the rim with bubbles and rose petals.’
    • ‘Eventually, Angela's taken to a bathtub for a warm, invigorating bath.’
    • ‘Every single one of us has running water - running hot water - and bathtubs and indoor toilets to put the water into.’
    • ‘He led me to the shower and drew back the curtain to reveal a small white porcelain bathtub.’
    • ‘The bathtubs are basically like huge swimming pools.’
    • ‘According to a recent survey, 42% of new and remodeled bathrooms in Jeusustan have bathtubs specifically designed for indolence, like the Jacuzzi or the Whirlpool.’
    • ‘I was in the bathtub and I was using the whirlpool that my father used to swirl the water around.’
    • ‘They used to be in every bathtub and they're just not around anymore.’
    • ‘Forty of the additional rooms will be suites, with amenities such as whirlpool-style bathtubs and free admission to the upscale Belterra spa and exercise facilities.’
    • ‘He said he gave up import-export business in 1993 to embark on the production of bathtubs, swimming pools and boats because he thought a construction boom was looming for Vietnam.’
    • ‘It was one room and exquisitely simple, with a toilet, sink, bathtub, and closet.’
    • ‘Residents were storing water supplies in bathtubs and buckets ahead of the expected three-day drought.’
    • ‘Bathroom floors are built to bear the weight of a standard bathtub not whirlpool spa baths.’
    • ‘It uses an art-deco Hollywood theme throughout the property and boasts spacious living areas and oversized marble bathrooms with a separate bathtubs and showers.’
    • ‘He wore only a robe, since his clothes were now soaking in Ava's iron bathtub.’
    • ‘An extra rod installed over the bathtub can be used for clothes drying.’
    • ‘It was a bright, luxurious room with a beautiful marble art-deco style bathroom and a bathtub you could swim in.’
    • ‘I walked into the bathroom, simply falling in love with their Victorian style bathtub.’
    • ‘Each of the rooms is the size of a small apartment with a big bathroom, including a bathtub and hot water.’
    • ‘There are new bathtub caulks that are truly mildew-proof with lifetime guarantees.’
    • ‘She walked over to the tile bathtub, more like a jacuzzi it was so big, and turned on the water, waiting for it to get warm.’
    tub, hot tub
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