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toi·let

 (toi′lĭt)
n.
1.
a. An apparatus for defecation and urination, usually consisting of a bowl fitted with a hinged seat and connected to a waste pipe and a flushing apparatus.
b. A room or booth containing such an apparatus.
2. The act or process of dressing or grooming oneself.
3. Dress; attire; costume.
4. The cleansing of a body area as part of a surgical or medical procedure.
5. Archaic A dressing table.

[French toilette, piece of cloth for wrapping up a bundle of clothes, items used for personal grooming, toilette, dressing table, toilet (by euphemism), from Old French tellette, piece of cloth for wrapping up a bundle of clothes, diminutive of teile, cloth; see toil2.]

toilet

(ˈtɔɪlɪt)
n
1. another word for lavatory
2. old-fashioned the act of dressing and preparing oneself: to make one's toilet.
3. (Furniture) old-fashioned a dressing table or the articles used when making one's toilet
4. (Clothing & Fashion) rare costume
5. (Surgery) the cleansing of a wound, etc, after an operation or childbirth
[C16: from French toilette dress, from toile]

toi•let

(ˈtɔɪ lɪt)

n.
1. a bathroom fixture consisting of a bowl, usu. with a hinged seat and lid, and a device for flushing with water, used for defecation and urination.
2. a bathroom or washroom; lavatory.
3. a dressing room, esp. one containing a bath.
4. the act or process of dressing or grooming oneself.
5. the dress or costume of a person.
6. Archaic. a dressing table.
Also, toilette (for defs. 6,8).
[1530–40; < French toilette small cloth, doily, dressing table =toile toil2 + -ette -et]

toilet

1. 'toilet'

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.

Annette ran and locked herself in the toilet.
On the ground floor there is a large living room, a kitchen, a dining room and a cloakroom.
Can I use your loo?

In American English, the room in a house containing a toilet is called the bathroom. Washroom is also used.

She had gone in to use the bathroom.
2. 'conveniences'

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.

Where are the nearest public toilets?
She made a quick visit to the ladies to re-apply lipstick.

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.

He walked into the men's restroom and looked at himself in the mirror.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toilet - a room or building equipped with one or more toiletstoilet - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
head - (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
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)
loo, W.C., water closet, closet - a toilet in Britain
2.toilet - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urinationtoilet - 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)
flush toilet, lavatory - a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
potty chair, potty seat - toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children
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 moneytoilet - 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"
bad luck, ill luck, tough luck, misfortune - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
4.toilet - the act of dressing and preparing yourself; "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast"
grooming, dressing - the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes

toilet

noun
1. lavatory, bathroom, loo (Brit. informal), bog (slang), gents or ladies, can (U.S. & Canad. slang), john (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), head(s) (Nautical slang), throne (informal), closet, privy, cloakroom (Brit.), urinal, latrine, washroom, powder room, ablutions (Military informal), crapper (taboo slang), dunny (Austral. & old-fashioned N.Z. informal), water closet, khazi (slang), pissoir (French), little boy's room or little girl's room (informal), (public) convenience, W.C. She made him flush the pills down the toilet.
2. bathroom, washroom, gents or ladies (Brit. informal), privy, outhouse, latrine, powder room, water closet, pissoir (French), ladies' room, little boy's or little girl's room, W.C. I ran to the toilet, vomiting.
Translations
مِرْحَاضمِرْحاض، حَمّام
toaletatoaletnízáchod
toilettoilette
necesejo
WCkäymäläkylpyhuoneläävämiestenhuone
toalet
toalett
baðherbergiklósettklósett, snyrtingsalernisnyrting
トイレ
화장실
tualetinio popieriaus rulonastualetinis popieriustualetinis vanduo
tualete
toaletatoaletnýWC
stranišče
nužnik
toaletttoalettstoldasssc
ห้องส้วม
tuvaletyüz numarahelâ
nhà vệ sinh

toilet

[ˈtɔɪlɪt]
A. N
1. (= lavatory)
1.1. (= room) → servicio m, wáter m, lavabo m, baño m (esp LAm)
"Toilets"Servicios, Baño
to go to the toiletir al servicio or al baño
she's in the toiletestá en el servicio or el baño
1.2. (= installation) → wáter m, retrete m, inodoro m (euph, frm)
the toilet is blockedse ha atascado el wáter or retrete
to throw sth down the toilettirar algo al wáter or retrete
2. (= dressing, washing etc) → aseo m
B. CPD toilet articles NPLartículos mpl de tocador
toilet bag Nneceser m
toilet bowl Ntaza f (de retrete)
toilet case N = toilet bag toilet pan N = toilet bowl toilet paper Npapel m higiénico
toilet requisites NPL = toilet articles toilet roll Nrollo m de papel higiénico
toilet seat Nasiento m de retrete
toilet set Njuego m de tocador
toilet soap Njabón m de tocador
toilet tissue N = toilet paper toilet training N toilet training can be difficultacostumbrar a un niño a ir solo al baño puede resultar difícil
toilet water Nagua f de colonia, colonia f

toilet

[ˈtɔɪlət]
n
(British) (= lavatory) → toilettes fpl
to go to the toilet → aller aux toilettes
to flush the toilet → tirer la chassetoilet bag ntrousse f de toilettetoilet bowl ncuvette f des WCtoilet cubicle ncabinet mtoilet paper npapier m hygiénique

toilet

n
(= lavatory)Toilette f, → Klosett nt (dated); to go to the toilet (esp Brit) → auf die Toilette gehen; she’s in the toilet/toiletssie ist auf or in der Toilette; to put something down the toiletetw in die Toilette werfen; the cat’s done the toilet on the carpetdie Katze hat auf den Teppich gemacht (inf)
(old)Toilette f (geh)

toilet

in cpdsToiletten-;
toilet bag
n (Brit) → Kulturbeutel m, → Toilettentasche f
toilet bowl
toilet brush
nKlobürste f (inf)
toilet case
toilet humour
nGossenhumor m
toilet paper
toilet requisites

toilet

:
toilet roll
toilet seat
nToilettensitz m, → Brille f (inf)
toilet set
n (= brush and comb)Toilettengarnitur f; (= bathroom set)Badezimmergarnitur f
toilet soap
toilet tissue
toilet training
nErziehung fzur Sauberkeit; has he started his toilet yet?geht er schon auf den Topf?
toilet water
nDuftwasser nt, → Eau de Toilette nt

toilet

[ˈtɔɪlɪt]
1. n
a. (Brit) (lavatory) → gabinetto
to go to the toilet → andare al gabinetto or al bagno
she's in the toilet → è in gabinetto or in bagno
b. (old) (dressing, washing) → toilette f
she was at her toilet → si stava facendo la toilette
2. adj (soap) → da toilette

toilet

(ˈtoilit) noun
(a room containing) a receptacle for the body's waste matter, usually with a supply of water for washing this away; a lavatory. Do you want to go to the toilet?; Where is the ladies' toilet?; (also adjective) a toilet seat.
ˈtoilet-paper noun
paper for use in a toilet.
ˈtoilet-roll noun
a roll of toilet-paper.
ˈtoilet-water noun
a type of perfumed liquid for the skin.

toilet

مِرْحَاض toaleta toilet Toilette τουαλέτα inodoro, váter wc toilettes toalet gabinetto トイレ 화장실 toilet toalett toaleta banheiro, casa de banho туалет toalett ห้องส้วม tuvalet nhà vệ sinh 抽水马桶

toi·let

1. n. servicio, inodoro;
2. limpieza relacionada con un procedimiento médico o quirúrgico;
___ paperpapel higiénico.

toilet

n inodoro, retrete m (esp. Esp); — bowl taza del inodoro or retrete; — paper papel higiénico, papel sanitario (Mex, CA, Carib)
References in classic literature ?
Then she could not endure the dog, a fat, cross beast who snarled and yelped at her when she made his toilet, and who lay on his back with all his legs in the air and a most idiotic expression of countenance when he wanted something to eat, which was about a dozen times a day.
When she had completed her toilet she walked into the adjoining room.
As she opened the door, a strong flavor of that toilet soap and eau de Cologne with which Whiskey Dick was in the habit of gracefully effacing the traces of dissipation made known his presence.
The gallant Ichabod now spent at least an extra half hour at his toilet, brushing and furbishing up his best, and indeed only suit of rusty black, and arranging his locks by a bit of broken looking-glass that hung up in the schoolhouse.
Seeing, now, that there were no curtains to the window, and that the street being very narrow, the house opposite commanded a plain view into the room, and observing more and more the indecorous figure that Queequeg made, staving about with little else but his hat and boots on; I begged him as well as I could, to accelerate his toilet somewhat, and particularly to get into his pantaloons as soon as possible.
There was more agony and another paper for Elzbieta to sign, and then one night when Jurgis came home, he was told the breathless tidings that the furniture had arrived and was safely stowed in the house: a parlor set of four pieces, a bedroom set of three pieces, a dining room table and four chairs, a toilet set with beautiful pink roses painted all over it, an assortment of crockery, also with pink roses--and so on.
Reassured by her mistress' confident tone, Eliza proceeded nimbly and adroitly with her toilet, laughing at her own fears, as she proceeded.
In the midst of the prayer a fly had lit on the back of the pew in front of him and tortured his spirit by calmly rubbing its hands together, embracing its head with its arms, and polishing it so vigorously that it seemed to almost part company with the body, and the slender thread of a neck was exposed to view; scraping its wings with its hind legs and smoothing them to its body as if they had been coat-tails; going through its whole toilet as tranquilly as if it knew it was perfectly safe.
Rebecca and Emma Jane offered to go two or three miles in some one direction and see what they could do in the way of stirring up a popular demand for the Snow-White and Rose-Red brands, the former being devoted to laundry purposes and the latter being intended for the toilet.
To her dress and appearance she was grown so perfectly indifferent, as not to bestow half the consideration on it, during the whole of her toilet, which it received from Miss Steele in the first five minutes of their being together, when it was finished.
He greatly disturbed that poor woman at intervals, by darting out of his sleeping closet, where he made his toilet, with a suppressed cry of "You are going to flop, mother.
That which gave me most uneasiness among these maids of honour(when my nurse carried me to visit then) was, to see them use me without any manner of ceremony, like a creature who had no sort of consequence: for they would strip themselves to the skin, and put on their smocks in my presence, while I was placed on their toilet, directly before their naked bodies, which I am sure to me was very far from being a tempting sight, or from giving me any other emotions than those of horror and disgust: their skins appeared so coarse and uneven, so variously coloured, when I saw them near, with a mole here and there as broad as a trencher, and hairs hanging from it thicker than packthreads, to say nothing farther concerning the rest of their persons.