Toilet definition

toilĭt
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(obs.) A dressing table.
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For a toilet.

A toilet brush.

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The process of dressing or grooming oneself, esp., of dressing one's hair.
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Of or for dressing or grooming oneself.

Toilet articles.

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The act or process of dressing or grooming oneself.
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The definition of a toilet is a seat with a hole or hole in the ground where a person urinates or has a bowel movement, or a room where this seat or hole in the ground is located.

An example of a toilet is a restroom.

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An apparatus for defecation and urination, usually consisting of a bowl fitted with a hinged seat and connected to a waste pipe and a flushing apparatus.
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Toilette; dress; attire; costume.
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Dress; attire; costume.
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The cleansing of a body area as part of a surgical or medical procedure.
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Toilet means something related to grooming or getting dressed.

An example of toilet are travel-sized soaps and shampoos; toilet items.

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(archaic) A dressing table.
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A room or booth containing such an apparatus.
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The cleaning and dressing of a wound, esp. in surgery.
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A room, shelter, etc. in which to defecate or urinate; specif., a small room with a bowl-shaped porcelain fixture for this purpose.
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Such a fixture, usually with a hinged seat and seat cover, having a device for flushing with water or, sometimes, a chemical solution, which is held in an attached tank.
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The cleansing of a body area as part of a surgical or medical procedure.
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An apparatus for defecation and urination, usually consisting of a bowl fitted with a hinged seat and connected to a waste pipe and a flushing apparatus.
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A room or booth containing such an apparatus.
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(archaic) Personal grooming; washing, dressing etc. [from 17th c.]
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(now rare) One's style of dressing; dress, outfit. [from 18th c.]
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(archaic) A dressing room. [from 19th c.]
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Now specifically, a room or enclosed cubicle containing a lavatory, e.g., a bathroom or water closet (w.c.).
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A lavatory or device for depositing human waste and then flushing it away with water. [from 20th c.]

EPA is currently developing the specification for high-efficiency toilets. All HETs that meet WaterSense criteria for efficiency and performance will be eligible to receive a label once EPA finalizes the specification. "” US Environmental Protection Agency.

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Other similar devices, such as squat toilets, as in Japan or the Middle East.
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(figuratively) A shabby or dirty place, especially a lounge/bar/pub/tavern. [from 20th c.]
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(dated) To dress and groom oneself.
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To use the toilet, or assist (a child etc) in using the toilet.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
toilet
Plural:
toilets

Origin of toilet

  • French toilette piece of cloth for wrapping up a bundle of clothes, items used for personal grooming, toilette, dressing table, toilet (by euphemism) from Old French tellette piece of cloth for wrapping up a bundle of clothes diminutive of teile cloth toil2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French toilette (“small cloth,") diminutive of toile (“cloth"); a cloth used to protect garments when making up the hair or shaving.

    From Wiktionary