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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a sponge/toilet bag (=for carrying your soap, toothpaste, shampoo etc)
▪ I left my sponge bag in the hotel bathroom.
disabled parking/toilet/access etc (=for physically disabled people)
flushed...down the toilet
▪ She flushed the rest of her drink down the toilet.
toilet bag
toilet paper
toilet roll
toilet water
unblock a toilet/drain/chimney etc
▪ Then our ash closets were exchanged for flush toilets.
▪ Soon the Presleys will know the whoosh of flush toilets and the squish of carpet underneath bare feet.
▪ Rebus had the same smile as when he'd repossessed the Hotel Oscar Tango X-Ray and its flush toilets.
▪ There are 11 tent / recreational vehicle sites but no showers, flush toilets or boat ramp.
▪ As well as a beautiful polished brass fire it has central heating, a shower and a flush toilet.
▪ Again, no showers or flush toilets.
▪ Thus, in the bowels of the flush toilet we see the archetype for all autonomous mechanical creatures.
▪ The facility has showers and flush toilets.
▪ Inside it was overcrowded and primitive, with no hot water and an outside toilet.
▪ But by that time, he was paralytic and stayed in the outside toilet underneath the overhead railway.
▪ Local inhabitants recall that thistles used to be placed down the outside school toilets before the unsuspecting used them!
▪ After 12 years of Tory rule, little toddlers must still run across playgrounds to get to outside toilets.
▪ We had an outside toilet and one cold water tap.
▪ There were portable toilets at the Super Bowl at Stanford in 1985, which was a sellout.
▪ I was unable to use the public toilets since I was told I was in the wrong one whichever I went to.
▪ It turns the fan at a public toilet on an uninhabited island in Boston Harbor.
▪ There will be a tree lined pedestrianised square, new public toilets, pedestrian crossings and an open space for special events.
▪ Rats, moles, and household pets were implicated. Public toilets and drinking fountains were suspected.
▪ But the pressure in his bladder was growing, and he set off across the square in search of a public toilet.
▪ Drivers got changed in the public toilets or the back of the truck.
▪ Also, lifts that are open to all and sundry seem to be readily vandalised or used as public toilets.
▪ Raising cash to spend a penny A CO-OPERATIVE of local councils could help reopen Langbaurgh's public toilets, a councillor claims.
▪ He found what he was looking for in the toilet bag, crammed alongside the toothpaste and shaving gear.
▪ Creed dumped his half-smoked cigarette into the toilet bowl and took off his sweatshirt.
▪ And a pair of slightly raised footrests were positioned for comfortably squatting over the low toilet bowl.
▪ She hit him and he held her head in the toilet bowl while eating tomatoes on toast.
▪ For the first few weeks I was seldom off the toilet bowl myself.
▪ It has inadequate parking and only very limited toilet facilities.
▪ The carrousel therefore contained the kitchen, dining, washing, and toilet facilities.
▪ This was followed by Station facilities at Pant with its cafeteria, licensed restaurant shop and toilet facilities plus local workshops.
▪ Public disabled toilet facilities are available at a wide variety of places within York.
▪ Each unit has kitchen and toilet facilities, together with lighting, heating and three-compartment skirting trucking for maximum flexibility.
▪ A system which allowed electronic unlocking of cells so that they could use shared toilet facilities seemed preferable to most.
▪ Bullingdon will house 635 prisoners, many in single cells, all with toilet facilities, ending slopping-out.
▪ As for toilet facilities, I have an earth closet so the lack of water does not affect that side of things.
▪ Clean the bottom of the pan carefully as well as the seat, floor, etc with toilet paper or paper towels.
▪ Whoever had the toilet paper to wear over the weekend must be steamed.
▪ Books had long since been recycled into toilet paper and what have you.
▪ And that one problem was that there was no toilet paper fit for a king in the whole kingdom by the sea.
▪ Perhaps the availability of soft toilet paper will afford them some comfort.
▪ Not to mention 20 rolls of toilet paper and five air fresheners.
▪ The till girl drops a few non-essential items, like initialled and scented toilet paper into a reject box.
▪ Not a piece of sticky-back plastic, a toilet roll or a Blue Peter badge in sight!
▪ Also provide a cover for the pan, towel, toilet roll and tissues.
▪ Her elder son's wife was a long-standing irritant, like an ill-perforated toilet roll.
▪ One was made using a toilet roll.
▪ Nathan gets and goes off in search of somewhere quiet, clutching a toilet roll and anxious anticipations.
▪ I suggest that the present handicap system should be printed on a couple of toilet rolls and used accordingly!
▪ But I see they opened a new toilet roll.
▪ You are simply not supposed to clap, in the same way as you are not meant to throw toilet rolls.
▪ He somehow couldn't connect music like that with a load of old toilet rolls.
▪ And Zoya said she had got hold of the toilet rolls, and would bring them for Anna.
▪ Fergus's hands dropped the key and the toilet rolls, grabbed Fiona's bum.
▪ Housewives started panic buying of toilet rolls.
▪ I suggest that the present handicap system should be printed on a couple of toilet rolls and used accordingly!
▪ You are simply not supposed to clap, in the same way as you are not meant to throw toilet rolls.
▪ The laundry is a space won from the two bathrooms by making use of spare space beside the toilet seats.
▪ That fact hardly caught the military brass stooped over $ 1, 000 toilet seats with their britches down.
▪ Supermarkets sell a bewildering range of anti-bacterial wipes for everything from toilet seats to train handles.
▪ There was a wet towel on the toilet seat.
▪ It is all over the toilet seat and the floor.
▪ These then made their way into the house through the toilet seats, which are not designed to be airtight.
▪ Disinfect the toilet seat, toilet handle or chain, and door handle regularly.
▪ He lowered himself on to the toilet seat and jumped down on to the floor.
▪ Buy products made with recycled paper or plastic,such as bin liners, toilet tissue or kitchen paper.
▪ So does toilet tissue, which makes you wonder where a book is being read.
▪ Author Kevin Wilkins once worked in a factory near his home town of Barrow-in-Furness where he tested the quality of toilet tissue.
▪ Fort Sterling has recently introduced toilet tissue and paper towels made from 100 percent recycled paper.
▪ However, toilet training took second place to skill with weapons or natural aggression.
▪ A developmental progression of toilet training emerges during the first four years of life.
▪ Laxness or inconsistency by the parents in toilet training needs to be understood and discussed with them.
▪ Inconsistencies can be very confusing for young children and conflicting attitudes over toilet training and discipline can lead to frustration and unhappiness.
▪ Life events can be developmental in nature: weaning, toilet training and puberty are examples that characterise all people's lives.
▪ Toileting is a reflex, so they have to be taught control through a programme of toilet training.
▪ This stems, he said, from a child's early toilet training.
▪ Fixation at this stage may result if toilet training is too harsh and demanding or is begun too early or too late.
▪ Lilac toilet water; orange flower water.
▪ Emmie opened a drawer, found a handkerchief and tipped a little of the toilet water on to it.
▪ Instead of getting on with the business of making toilet water, he spent his time on the racecourse and worse.
▪ Get cleaning bucket and powder and disinfectant from the broom cupboard. Clean the toilets, male and female.
▪ We suggest they allow him to clean the toilets.
▪ After breakfast, I go out to the toilet and get dressed and Marie gets dressed in the room.
▪ The old man got up to go to the toilet again.
▪ I really needed to go to the toilet, but that meant walking past them on to the other side of the hall.
▪ One excused himself and went off to the toilet.
▪ I couldn't be bothered to go to the toilet and they always came and changed me.
▪ He shrugs off calls to slow down and won't stop working to go to the toilet.
▪ I excuse myself to go to the toilet and throw up.
▪ Cabins include a toilet, shower and two lower deck beds.
▪ Facilities for the disabled include a lift, toilets and loan of invalid chairs.
▪ I was unable to use the public toilets since I was told I was in the wrong one whichever I went to.
▪ Glover arranged his bed so that he could use the toilet from a near sitting position.
▪ And use the toilet shortly before entering the examination hall.
▪ She uses rags instead of toilet paper, which drives my father nuts.
▪ If the patient can stand and balance, he may be able to use the normal toilet.
▪ She asked if she could use the toilet, claiming their car had broken down.
▪ One was made using a toilet roll.
▪ He parks with his team, eats with his team and uses the same toilets as his team.
bathroom/toilet/shower stall
▪ He asked for the shampoo in the shower stall and she handed it to him.
▪ The urinals were metal, and in a distant area of shadows there appeared to be shower stalls.
▪ Think about it, really, would you trust somebody who promotes their self in a bathroom stall?
▪ Tillman worked her hard all day made her change sheets, scour shower stalls.
▪ We got a hotel room that featured peeling paint, no windows, and a john in the shower stall.
▪ "Where's the toilet?" "Downstairs on the right."
▪ Pat refuses to use the public toilets in this country because they are always so dirty.
▪ There's a huge queue in the ladies' toilets.
▪ And a pair of slightly raised footrests were positioned for comfortably squatting over the low toilet bowl.
▪ In a few instances, community education buildings have been adapted with deaf-loops, ramps, toilets, and stair lifts.
▪ It has inadequate parking and only very limited toilet facilities.
▪ They also found $ 9, 200 in cash, $ 5, 000 of that in a toilet tank.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lavatory \Lav"a*to*ry\, n.; 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, "cover or bag for clothes," from Middle French toilette "a cloth, bag for clothes," diminutive of toile "cloth, net" (see toil (n.2)). Sense evolution in English (mostly following French uses) is to "act or process of dressing" (1680s); then "a dressing room" (1819), especially one with a lavatory attached; then "lavatory or porcelain plumbing fixture" (1895), an American euphemistic use. Toilet paper is attested from 1884 (the Middle English equivalent was arse-wisp). Toilet training is recorded from 1940.

  1. n. a room equipped with toilet facilities [syn: lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom]

  2. a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: 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]

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

Toilet (disambiguation)

Toilet may refer to:

  • Toilet, a sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human excrement and urine.
    • Toilet room, the one that contains a toilet and sometimes a sink
  • Toilet or toilette, to dress and groom oneself
    • Toilet service a luxurious set of boxes, brushes and the like for use at the dressing-table
  • Toileting, the act of assisting a dependent patient with his/her elimination needs
  • Toilet paper, (also toilet roll in the UK) is a soft tissue paper product used to maintain personal hygiene
  • "Toilet Paper" (South Park episode), episode 703 of the Comedy Central series South Park
  • Toilet water, perfumed water
  • TOIlet (“The Other Implementation’s letters”), a software tool that renders ASCII art by using the libcaca library to achieve various text-based effects.
  • The toilet circuit, a network of small music venues in the UK which are frequently played by rising bands before they achieve mainstream fame.
  • wound toilet, the practice or act of cleansing a wound before applying a dressing
  • Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets, the second novel of the Captain Underpants book series by Dav Pilkey.

A toilet is a sanitation fixture used for the storing or disposal of human urine and feces. In developed countries, different forms of porcelain flush toilets are common: seats are usually used in the West while squat toilets are common in East Asia. These are connected to a sewer system in most urban areas and to septic tanks in less built-up areas. In many developing countries, especially in rural areas, dry toilets such as pit latrines and composting toilets remain common. Dry toilets are usually placed in outhouses, i.e. not inside the dwelling, and are ideally located away from sources of drinking and bathing water.

In many countries, private homes are designed with the flush toilet and the bath or shower in the same room, the bathroom, to simplify plumbing and reduce cost. Other cultures find this insanitary, and have one room for body-washing and a separate room for excretion. Public toilets are installed where their use is expected on a permanent basis, while portable toilets may be brought in for large but temporary gatherings. Chemical toilets are also used in various contexts, such as passenger trains and airplanes.

Serious waterborne diseases such as cholera and diarrhea occur when open defecation or poor sanitation permits human waste to pollute water supplies. Historically, sanitation has been a concern from the earliest stages of human settlements. The Indus Valley Civilization is particularly notable for its extensive sanitation works, including private flush toilets. For the most part, early cities emptied their waste into rivers or seas manually or via open ditches. Sanitation in ancient Rome was notably advanced, as were some of the reredorters of medieval monasteries, but emptying of chamber pots into city streets continued into the modern era. A precursor to the modern flush toilet system was designed by John Harington in 1596 but did not become common until the late 19th century. Even London, at that time the world's largest city, did not require indoor toilets in its building codes until after the First World War.

Toilet (room)

A toilet is a room used for urination and defecation. It may include one or more flush toilets, a pit toilet over a cesspool, or a latrine. It may be private or public; in public toilets, urinals may be open but proper toilets are typically separated into private cubicles. Toilets often include a sink for handwashing and may also be part of a bathroom. It is commonly known as a bathroom in American English (even where no bathtub or shower is present) and a WC (an abbreviation of "water closet") in British English, as well as by other many names.

Usage examples of "toilet".

The flow from tens of millions of toilets coursed through settling and aerating paddies the size of large farms.

He recalled in his affidavit some of these reports of conditions in eight camps inhabited by Russian and Polish workers : overcrowding that bred disease, lack of enough food to keep a man alive, lack of water, lack of toilets.

I saw an old, broken-down crone whose toilet astonished me as much as her person.

The bundles of cash she stuffed into her purse, and the Baggie of cocaine she emptied into the toilet, which she patiently flushed three times.

The metal toilet in the cell had backed up, and was filled to the brim with a brown stew of liquid feces and sour, beerish urine.

Europe is the bidet, which is a bathroom appliance, usually located next to the toilet, that looks like a urinal lying on its back.

For many minutes she stood silently watching Boshy making his morning toilet.

He rips off toilet paper and, again without bothering to pull up his pants, picks up the note and returns to the toilet.

Such were his thoughts as he went through the duties of the toilet, while Zoe sat at the window of her boudoir gazing out over the smoothly shaven lawn with its stately trees, lovely in their fresh spring attire, to the green fields and woods beyond, yet scarcely taking in the beauty of the landscape, so full of tears were her eyes, so full her heart of anger, grief, and pain.

She was in the dressing-room, where she had had time to attend to her toilet, and as soon as she heard me she came to me dressed with the greatest elegance.

Since nearly all of the caravanserai was in a breakdown zone, maintenance machines were disqualified from cleaning the toilets and performing the hundred other tasks of daily housekeeping.

The last steps were a desperate, calculated rush for toilet, scarcely in time to lose everything in his stomach humiliating himself, but there was nothing he coul do-it was three painful spasms before he could get breath and flush the toilet.

After many ablutions and a careful toilet, I thought I could skew my face, and I presented myself coolly in the drawing-room.

He eluded Dibs and got to the toilet, and by now the whole place was astir with shadow-figures like a scene out of a gold-lighted hell.

He swigged the stinging mouthwash they had on the shelf by the toilet and did his business while Dibs caught him up from behind and finished the hooks on his left side.