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A toilet is a large bowl connected to the plumbing and used by people to get rid of waste from their bodies.
British speakers also use toilet or bathroom to refer to a room containing a toilet. When this room is in a house, they might also refer to it as the lavatory, the loo, or the WC. Lavatory and WC are rather old-fashioned, more formal words. Loo is only used in conversation. A downstairs toilet in a house is sometimes called a cloakroom.
In American English, the room in a house containing a toilet is called the bathroom. Washroom is also used.
In British English, a group of toilets in a public place are called public toilets, but you might see public conveniences, WC, or simply toilets on signs. They can also be referred to as the ladies and the gents.
In American English, a room with toilets in a public place can be referred to as a restroom, a comfort station, or a washroom. It can also be referred to as the ladies' room and the men's room.
|Noun||1.||toilet - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets|
head - (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, wash room, comfort station, convenience - a toilet that is available to the public
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
commode, crapper, potty, pot, throne, toilet, stool, can - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
washroom - a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)
|2.||toilet - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination|
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
flushless toilet - a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water)
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet, bathroom, can - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
toilet bowl - the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
toilet seat - the hinged seat on a toilet
|3.||toilet - 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"|
|4.||toilet - the act of dressing and preparing yourself; "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast"|
"Toilets" → Servicios, Baño
to go to the toilet → ir al servicio or al baño
she's in the toilet → está en el servicio or el baño
toilet bag N → neceser m
toilet bowl N → taza f (de retrete)
toilet case N = toilet bag toilet pan N = toilet bowl toilet paper N → papel m higiénico
toilet requisites NPL = toilet articles toilet roll N → rollo m de papel higiénico
toilet seat N → asiento m de retrete
toilet set N → juego m de tocador
toilet soap N → jabón m de tocador
toilet tissue N = toilet paper toilet training N toilet training can be difficult → acostumbrar a un niño a ir solo al baño puede resultar difícil
toilet water N → agua f de colonia, colonia f