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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    (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
    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
    a public toilet in a military area
    men's, men's room
    a public toilet for men
    type of:
    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
    synonyms: toilette
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    type of:
    dressing, grooming
    the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
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