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toilet Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav; john.
  2. noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can; pot.
  3. noun misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    gutter; sewer.
    • his career was in the gutter
    • all that work went down the sewer
    • pensions are in the toilet
  4. noun the act of dressing and preparing yourself
    • he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast

Toi"let noun
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.

Webster 1913