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Toilet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A covering or cloth of linen, silk or tapestry, spread over a table in a chamber or dressing room. Hence,
2. A dressing table.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a room or building equipped with one or more toilets [syn: toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom]
2: a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: toilet, 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, toilet]
4: the act of dressing and preparing yourself; "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast" [syn: toilet, toilette]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: French toilette cloth on which items used for grooming are placed, from Middle French, piece of batiste, from diminutive of toile cloth Date: 1667 1. archaic dressing table 2. the act or process of dressing and grooming oneself 3. a. (1) bathroom, lavatory 2 (2) privy b. a fixture that consists usually of a water-flushed bowl and seat and is used for defecation and urination 4. cleansing in preparation for or in association with a medical or surgical procedure <pulmonary toilet> II. verb Date: 1840 intransitive verb 1. to dress and groom oneself 2. to use the toilet usually used of a child transitive verb 1. dress, garb 2. to help (as a child or sick person) use the toilet

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 = LAVATORY. 2 the process of washing oneself, dressing, etc. (make one's toilet). 3 the cleansing of part of the body after an operation or at the time of childbirth. Phrases and idioms: toilet paper (or tissue) paper for cleaning oneself after excreting. toilet roll a roll of toilet paper. toilet set a set of hairbrushes, combs, etc. toilet soap soap for washing oneself. toilet table a dressing-table usu. with a mirror. toilet-train cause (a young child) to undergo toilet-training. toilet-training the training of a young child to use the lavatory. toilet water a dilute form of perfume used after washing. Etymology: F toilette cloth, wrapper, dimin. f. toile: see TOILE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Toilet Toi"let, n. [F. toilette, dim. of toile cloth. See Toil a net.] 1. A covering of linen, silk, or tapestry, spread over a table in a chamber or a dressing room. 2. A dressing table. --Pope. 3. Act or mode of dressing, or that which is arranged in dressing; attire; dress; as, her toilet is perfect. [Written also toilette.] Toilet glass, a looking-glass for a toilet table or for a dressing room. Toilet service, Toilet set, earthenware, glass, and other utensils for a dressing room. Toilet table, a dressing table; a toilet. See def. 2 above. To snake one's toilet, to dress one's self; especially, to dress one's self carefully.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(toilets) 1. A toilet is a large bowl with a seat, or a platform with a hole, which is connected to a water system and which you use when you want to get rid of urine or faeces from your body. N-COUNT 2. A toilet is a room in a house or public building that contains a toilet. (BRIT; in AM, use bathroom, rest room) Annette ran and locked herself in the toilet... Fred never uses public toilets. N-COUNT 3. You can say that someone goes to the toilet to mean that they get rid of waste substances from their body, especially when you want to avoid using words that you think may offend people. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use go to the bathroom) PHRASE: V inflects

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Dressing-table, toilet-table. 2. Dress, attire, costume, mode of dressing.

Moby Thesaurus

WC, backhouse, basement, bathroom, bedpan, bog, can, chamber, chamber pot, chemical closet, chemical toilet, closet, comfort station, commode, convenience, crapper, dressing, earth closet, facilities, facility, grooming, head, hopper, jerry, john, johnny, johnny house, jordan, latrine, lavatory, loo, making up, necessary, outhouse, piss pot, pot, potty, potty-chair, powder room, privy, rest room, stool, throne, thunder mug, toilet room, toilette, urinal, washroom, water closet

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