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English noun: toilet

1. toilet (artifact) a room or building equipped with one or more toilets


Synonymsbathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy


Broader (hypernym)room


Narrower (hyponym)closet, comfort station, convenience, head, loo, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, W.C., wash room, washroom, water closet


Part holonymcan, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet

2. toilet (artifact) a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination


Synonymscan, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne


Broader (hypernym)plumbing fixture


Narrower (hyponym)flush toilet, flushless toilet, lavatory, potty chair, potty seat


Part holonymtoilet bowl, toilet seat


Part meronymbath, bathroom, bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet

3. toilet (state) misfortune resulting in lost effort or money


SamplesHis career was in the gutter.
All that work went down the sewer.
Pensions are in the toilet.


Synonymsgutter, sewer


Broader (hypernym)bad luck, ill luck, misfortune, tough luck

4. toilet (act) the act of dressing and preparing yourself


SamplesHe made his morning toilet and went to breakfast.


Synonymstoilette


Broader (hypernym)dressing, grooming









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