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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bather a person who takes a bath
    • n bather a person who travels through the water by swimming "he is not a good swimmer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bather One who bathes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bather One who bathes; one who immerses himself in water.
    • n bather One who bathes another.
    • bather To scratch and rub in the dust, as birds do.
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In literature:

One by one the bathers went away.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
By this time the shores of Portobello were crowded with habitual bathers.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2" by Various
These obscure nooks on the seashore, the chosen places of lady bathers, are not always so solitary as is believed.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
At the other end a crossbar offered the bather a seat.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
Not until it was quite dark did the badly stung bathers dare to return for their clothes.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
Marc-Antonio engraved in 1510 the celebrated episode of the bathers, using for a background a landscape of Lucas van Leyden.
"Michelangelo" by Romain Rolland
The total number of bathers in the Serpentine were 20,000 persons.
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The costumes of the bathers are so pretty that the scene seems like a ball in the sea.
"Zigzag Journeys in Europe" by Hezekiah Butterworth
She battled against the waves till she neared the protective raft in deep water where timorous bathers never ventured.
"Love's Usuries" by Louis Creswicke
I never tired watching the little bathers on the beach.
"A-Birding on a Bronco" by Florence A. Merriam
In the English seaside resort, every bather looks askance at his fellow.
"John Bull, Junior" by Max O'Rell
And the bather turned round and showed his newly-bought bathing suit.
"Victory out of Ruin" by Norman Maclean
Shmuelke the bather asked me why I was never seen at the bath on Sabbath.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
Absolutely no swimming to be permitted unless life boat is on hand for protection of bathers.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
Presently Blake came out from among the mangroves, and walked across to the beach, a few yards away from the huge bathers.
"Into the Primitive" by Robert Ames Bennet
The bathers have not arrived yet.
"Four Phases of Love" by Paul Heyse
There, in the first hint of dawn, bathers had begun to assemble for Hindu prayers and a ritual morning bath.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
When the bather has undressed, the attendant opens to him the door of the inner and principal apartment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
Already a dozen bathers splashed and played.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
There were no bathers for a sharp, cool wind blew off the water.
"Voice from the Cave" by Mildred A. Wirt

In poetry:

The sands are alive with sunshine,
The bathers lounge and throng,
And out in the bay a bugle
Is lilting a gallant song.
"The Sands Are Alive With Sunshine" by William Ernest Henley
The firmament sinks like a net,
A crowd of sunburnt bathers dive
With yells into the pond, and head
For this elusive netlike sky.
"Eve" by Boris Pasternak
When drops first fell at six o'clock,
the bathers left. The last car's gone.
Sun's final rays reflect upon
the streaking rain, the rambling dock.
"The Beach" by Weldon Kees
Then there's a large number of bathing coaches there,
And the climate is salubrious, and very warm the air;
And every convenience is within the bathers' reach,
Besides, there's very beautiful walks by the sea beach.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall
With fierce noons beaming, moons of glory gleaming,
Full conduits streaming, where fair bathers lie,
With sunsets splendid, when the strong day, ended,
Melts into peace, like a tired lover's sigh--
So cometh summer nigh.
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Here, "The Large Bathers" by Paul C├ęzanne is shown.
Think high bather loads and healthy water are incompatible.
Maritime Museum's bottom floor are mementos of a more civilized era: bright chrome shower heads lined up at attention, as if waiting for a rush of bathers from Black Point Cove.
Some of us are shower people, and some are bathers.
Mother's Touch And Deluxe Baby Bather Recalled.
The major concern of aquatics facilities is the health and safety of the bathers.
Giant bather soaks in Hamburg .
'The Bather' soaks in Hamburg .
'Die Badende' ('The Bather'), which is made of styrofoam and steel is a project by artist Oliver Voss and is on display in Hamburg, Germany.
Plastic bather in Hamburg 's lake.
Reclining in the waters of Hamburg 's Binnenalster lake is this German sculpture "Die Badende" (the bather) made from expandable polystyrene (styrofoam) and steel, according to an article on Yahoo news today.
Matisse 's 'Bathers by the River.
That includes noted works such as Matisse's 1919 drawing "The Plumed Hat" and Picasso 's 1939 work "The Bather by the Sea.".
Matisse's 1919 drawing The Plumed Hat and Picasso 's 1939 gouache The Bather by the Sea are two other featured works in the display.
A private hot pool at Saratoga Resort & Spa offers bather Cree Bol soothing warmth with no sulfur odor.