toilet, lavatory

toilet, lavatory
مِرْحاض \ lavatory: a small room to wash oneself in and where one can empty the waste matter from one’s body. toilet, lavatory: water closet rare (usu. shortened to W.C.) a small room where the waste material from one’s body is washed away down a pipe.

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  • Lavatory — Lav a*to*ry, n.; pl. {Lavatories}. [L. lavatorium: cf. lavatoire. See {Lave} to wash, and cf. {Laver}.] 1. A place for washing. [1913 Webster] 2. A basin or other vessel for washing in. [1913 Webster] 3. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toilet — Lavatory Lav a*to*ry, n.; pl. {Lavatories}. [L. lavatorium: cf. lavatoire. See {Lave} to wash, and cf. {Laver}.] 1. A place for washing. [1913 Webster] 2. A basin or other vessel for washing in. [1913 Webster] 3. A wash or lotion for a diseased… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toilet facility — noun a toilet that is available to the public • Syn: ↑public toilet, ↑comfort station, ↑public convenience, ↑convenience, ↑public lavatory, ↑restroom, ↑wash room • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • toilet — (n.) 1530s, cover or bag for clothes, from M.Fr. toilette a cloth, bag for clothes, dim. of toile cloth, net (see TOIL (Cf. toil) (n.2)). Sense evolution is to act or process of dressing (1680s); then a dressing room (1819), especially one with a …   Etymology dictionary

  • toilet — is the commonest word in BrE for what used to be called water closet (or WC) and is still sometimes called lavatory. It is the word normally used on signs and notices when more specific reference to ladies and gentlemen (or gents) is not given.… …   Modern English usage

  • lavatory paper — noun Toilet paper • • • Main Entry: ↑lavatory * * * noun [noncount] Brit : ↑toilet paper …   Useful english dictionary

  • lavatory — [lav′ə tôr΄ē] n. pl. lavatories [LL lavatorium < L lavare, to wash: see LAVE1] 1. Now Rare a bowl or basin, esp. one with faucets and drainage, for washing the face and hands; washbowl 2. a) a room equipped with a washbowl and flush toilet;… …   English World dictionary

  • lavatory — the standard word in the early part of the 20c for a receptacle for urination and defecation (and the room containing it), has tended to give way to alternatives such as loo (the usual middle class word) and toilet (still non U but the word… …   Modern English usage

  • lavatory — (n.) late 14c., washbasin, from L. lavatorium place for washing, noun use of neuter of adjective lavatorius pertaining to washing, from lavatus, pp. of lavare to wash (see LAVE (Cf. lave)). Sense of washroom is first attested 1650s; as a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lavatory — [n] bathroom latrine, powder room, restroom, shower, toilet, washroom, water closet, WC; concept 448 …   New thesaurus

  • lavatory — ► NOUN (pl. lavatories) ▪ a toilet. ORIGIN Latin lavatorium place for washing , from lavare to wash …   English terms dictionary

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