Visit Bath with its famous & beautiful grand Royal Crescent, the spectacular abbey, and the Thermae Bath Spa, the only natural thermal spa in Britain. Word forms: plural, 3rd person singular present tense baths, present participle bathing, past tense, past participle bathed pronunciation note: When the form baths is the plural of the noun it is pronounced (bɑːðz) or (bæθs) in British English, and (bæðz) in American English. When it is used in the present tense of the verb. Those are not typos. Native speakers of British English do use bath as a transitive verb. Bathe on its own suggests swimming, and probably specifically seaside swimming — not even in swimming baths (which are swimming pools these days anyway). Bathe is almost poetic: something might be bathed in light. Apart from.