3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lavatory \Lav"a*to*ry\, noun; pl. {Lavatories}. [L. lavatorium: cf. lavatoire. See {Lave} to wash, and cf. {Laver}.]

1. A place for washing.

2. A basin or other vessel for washing in.

3. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.

4. A place where gold is obtained by washing.

5. A room containing one or more sinks for washing, as well as one or more toilet fixtures; also called {bathroom}, {toilet}, and sometimes {commode}. Commode and toilet may refer to a room with only a toilet fixture, but without a sink.

Syn: toilet, lavatory, can, facility, john, privy, bathroom. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Toilet \Toi"let\, noun [F. toilette, dim. of toile cloth. See {Toil} a net.]

1. A covering of linen, silk, or tapestry, spread over a table in a chamber or a dressing room.

2. A dressing table. --Pope.

3. Act or mode of dressing, or that which is arranged in dressing; attire; dress; as, her toilet is perfect. [Written also {toilette}.]

{Toilet glass}, a looking-glass for a toilet table or for a dressing room.

{Toilet service}, {Toilet set}, earthenware, glass, and other utensils for a dressing room.

{Toilet table}, a dressing table; a toilet. See def. 2 above.

{To snake one's toilet}, to dress one's self; especially, to dress one's self carefully.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a room or building equipped with one or more toilets [syn: {toilet}, {lavatory}, {lav}, {can}, {john}, {privy}, {bathroom}]

2: a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: {toilet}, {can}, {commode}, {crapper}, {pot}, {potty}, {stool}, {throne}]

3: misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet" [syn: {gutter}, {sewer}, {toilet}]

4: the act of dressing and preparing yourself; "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast" [syn: {toilet}, {toilette}]

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