Definition of "spa" []

  • A resort providing therapeutic baths. (noun)
  • A resort area having mineral springs. (noun)
  • A fashionable hotel or resort. (noun)
  • A health spa. (noun)
  • A tub for relaxation or invigoration, usually including a device for raising whirlpools in the water. (noun)
  • A mineral spring or a place or resort where such a spring is found (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "spa" in a sentence
  • "But everyone knows a spa is about the meals and the treatments, and Woodloch is first-rate on both counts."
  • "They give me what they call a spa pedicure and they rub my legs and I love it."
  • "When he arrives in China, he is welcomed into the home of a kindly old gent who offers him a dinner of what he calls spa ghet."