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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.


Broader (hypernym)dressing, grooming

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