toilet

When you've really got to go, you need the toilet. It's what you use to relieve yourself after you've drunk way too much lemonade.

A toilet is the most basic feature of a modern bathroom. You can also use this word for the room that houses it, as in "Excuse me, where is the toilet?" — although in the U.S. most people say "bathroom" or "restroom" instead. Another meaning of toilet is "the routine of washing and dressing," and this old-fashioned definition is the original one, from a word meaning "cover or bag for clothes."

Definitions of toilet
  1. noun
    a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    synonyms: can, commode, pot, potty, stool, throne
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    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
    potty chair, potty seat
    toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children
    type of:
    plumbing fixture
    a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
  2. noun
    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    synonyms: bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy
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    head
    (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
    comfort station, convenience, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, wash room
    a toilet that is available to the public
    washroom
    a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)
    W.C., closet, loo, water closet
    a toilet in Britain
    ladies' room, powder room
    a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
    latrine
    a public toilet in a military area
    men's, men's room
    a public toilet for men
    type of:
    room
    an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
  3. noun
    misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    “pensions are in the toilet
    synonyms: gutter, sewer
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    bad luck, ill luck, misfortune, tough luck
    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
  4. noun
    the act of dressing and preparing yourself
    “he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast”
    synonyms: toilette
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    type of:
    dressing, grooming
    the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
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