toilet

noun
1 bowl with a seat, used for passing solid waste
ADJECTIVE
flush, flushing

The caravan is equipped with a sink and a flush toilet.

portable
chemical, compost (BrE), composting (AmE)
VERB + TOILET
go to (BrE), use, visit (esp. BrE)

I need to go to the toilet.

be desperate for (esp. BrE), need

Do you need the toilet?

flush (sth down)

Someone's forgotten to flush the toilet.

He flushed the letter down the toilet.

block, clog
unblock
TOILET + NOUN
bowl, seat
paper, roll (BrE), tissue
brush, cleaner
facilities
training
PREPOSITION
in the toilet, on the toilet
2 (BrE) room, etc. with a toilet or toilets
ADJECTIVE
public
communal, shared

There was a communal toilet on the landing for the four flats.

indoor, inside
outside
gents', ladies', men's, women's
disabled

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Toilet — Toi let, n. [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. [1913 Webster] 2. A dressing table. Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Act or mode of dressing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toilet — [toi′lit] n. [MFr toilette, orig., cloth covering used in shaving or hairdressing < OFr toile, cloth: see TOIL2] 1. Obs. a dressing table 2. the process of dressing or grooming oneself, esp., of dressing one s hair 3. toilette; dress; attire;… …   English World dictionary

  • toilet — (n.) 1530s, cover or bag for clothes, from M.Fr. toilette a cloth, bag for clothes, dim. of toile cloth, net (see TOIL (Cf. toil) (n.2)). Sense evolution is to act or process of dressing (1680s); then a dressing room (1819), especially one with a …   Etymology dictionary

  • toilet — is the commonest word in BrE for what used to be called water closet (or WC) and is still sometimes called lavatory. It is the word normally used on signs and notices when more specific reference to ladies and gentlemen (or gents) is not given.… …   Modern English usage

  • toilet — (ingl.; pronunc. [tualét]; Hispam.) m. Toilette …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • toilet — ► NOUN 1) a large bowl for urinating or defecating into, typically plumbed into a sewage system. 2) the process of washing oneself, dressing, and attending to one s appearance. ORIGIN originally denoting a cloth cover for a dressing table, later… …   English terms dictionary

  • Toilet — This article is about a sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human excrement. For a room containing a toilet, see toilet (room). For other uses, see toilet (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • toilet */*/ — UK [ˈtɔɪlət] / US noun Word forms toilet : singular toilet plural toilets 1) [countable] a structure like a seat over a hole where you get rid of waste from your body Can I use your toilet? a) a room in a house or public building that contains a… …   English dictionary

  • toilet — n. 1 = LAVATORY. 2 the process of washing oneself, dressing, etc. (make one s toilet). 3 the cleansing of part of the body after an operation or at the time of childbirth. Phrases and idioms: toilet paper (or tissue) paper for cleaning oneself… …   Useful english dictionary

  • toilet — toi|let [ tɔılət ] noun * 1. ) count a structure like a seat over a hole where you get rid of waste from your body: Can I use your toilet? a ) MAINLY BRITISH a BATHROOM b ) only before noun relating to a toilet: toilet facilities a toilet… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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