bathe vs swimming what difference

what is difference between bathe and swimming

English

Etymology

From Middle English bathen, from Old English baþian (to bathe, wash), from Proto-Germanic *baþōną (to bathe), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₁- (to warm). Cognate with Saterland Frisian boadje (to bathe), Dutch baden (to bathe), German Low German baden (to bathe), Danish bade (to bathe), Swedish bada (to bathe), Icelandic baða (to bathe). More at bath. Compare also bask.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: th, IPA(key): /beɪð/
  • Rhymes: -eɪð

Verb

bathe (third-person singular simple present bathes, present participle bathing, simple past and past participle bathed)

  1. (intransitive) To clean oneself by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.
  2. (intransitive) To immerse oneself, or part of the body, in water for pleasure or refreshment; to swim.
  3. (transitive) To clean a person by immersion in water or using water; to give someone a bath.
    We bathe our baby before going to bed; other parents do it in the morning if they have time.
  4. (transitive) To apply water or other liquid to; to suffuse or cover with liquid.
    She bathed her eyes with liquid to remove the stinging chemical.
    The nurse bathed his wound with a sponge.
    The incoming tides bathed the coral reef.
  5. (figuratively, transitive and intransitive) To cover or surround.
    The room was bathed in moonlight.
    A dense fog bathed the city streets.
  6. (intransitive) To sunbathe.
    The women bathed in the sun.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • bath

Translations

Noun

bathe (plural bathes)

  1. (Britain, colloquial) The act of swimming or bathing, especially in the sea, a lake, or a river; a swimming bath.
    I’m going to have a midnight bathe tonight.

Translations

Anagrams

  • beath, behat

Middle English

Etymology 1

Determiner

bathe

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of bothe (both)

Pronoun

bathe

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of bothe (both)

Conjunction

bathe

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of bothe (both)

Etymology 2

Verb

bathe

  1. Alternative form of bathen


English

Pronunciation

Wikiversity

  • IPA(key): /ˈswɪmɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪmɪŋ

Etymology 1

From Middle English swymmynge. Equivalent to swim (to move through water, verb) +‎ -ing (suffix forming gerunds).

Noun

swimming (countable and uncountable, plural swimmings)

  1. The act or art of sustaining and propelling the body in water.
  2. The act or process of something that swims.
    • 1869, William Chambers, ‎Robert Chambers, Chambers’s Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts (page 2)
      Swimmings of the head and intestinal pains seemed the prelude of dissolution.
Related terms
  • swimming bath
  • swimming cap
  • swimming pool
  • synchronised swimming, synchronized swimming
Translations

Etymology 2

From swim (to be dizzy, verb) +‎ -ing (suffix forming gerunds).

Noun

swimming (countable and uncountable, plural swimmings)

  1. The state of being dizzy or in vertigo.
    the swimming of my head the day after heavy drinking
Translations

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

swimming

  1. present participle of swim

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