A public lavatory.
- When you need to urinate and you go to a room where a toilet is located, the room you go to is an example of a lavatory.
- The toilet that you use to urinate into is an example of a lavatory.
Lavatory is defined as a bathroom with a toilet and washbowl, or can also refer to just the toilet.
- Now Rare a bowl or basin, esp. one with faucets and drainage, for washing the face and hands; washbowl
- a room equipped with a washbowl and flush toilet
- Chiefly Brit. a flush toilet
Origin of lavatoryLate Latin lavatorium from Classical Latin lavare, to wash: see lave
- A room equipped with washing and often toilet facilities; a bathroom.
- A washbowl or basin, especially one permanently installed with running water.
- A flush toilet.
Origin of lavatoryMiddle English piscina from Late Latin lavātōrium from lavātor launderer from Latin lavāre to wash ; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.
- (dated) Washing, or cleansing by washing.