Crossword clues for toilet
- Lavatory fixture
- ___ water (cologne kin)
- ___ water (cologne)
- Type of water
- Bowl with a lid
- __ training
- Place to go?
- Where you're actually going when you "see a man about a horse"
- What rocker doesn't want career to go down
- Water carrier, of a sort
- True rocker's end-of-night companion
- Important room in a trailer
- Head of the navy?
- Guttermouth song for the bathroom?
- Brad Paisley "Ode de ___"
- Bouncing Souls "The ___ Song"
- Bidet partner
- Sitting room?
- John Denver
- Kind of bowl
- "Reading room"
- A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
- The act of dressing and preparing yourself
- Grooming process
- Grooming, making up, etc.
- Can head of trafficking ring enable one to infiltrate?
- Smallest room that can be hired accommodates one
- John the estate agent's sign impresses paper
- Bathroom fixture
- Kind of humor
- Kind of water or training
- __ water
- Washroom fixture
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lavatory \Lav"a*to*ry\, n.; pl. Lavatories. [L. lavatorium: cf. lavatoire. See Lave to wash, and cf. Laver.]
A place for washing.
A basin or other vessel for washing in.
A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
A place where gold is obtained by washing.
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.
the act of dressing and preparing yourself; "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast" [syn: toilette]
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.
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.