What does lavatory mean?

Definitions for lavatory
ˈlæv əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr ilava·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom(noun)

    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

  2. washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory(noun)

    a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

    "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"

  3. flush toilet, lavatory(noun)

    a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it


  1. Lavatory(n.)

    A room containing one or more sinks for washing, as well as one or more toilet fixtures; also called bathroom, toilet, and sometimes commode. Commode and toilet may refer to a room with only a toilet fixture, but without a sink.

  2. Origin: [L. lavatorium: cf. lavatoire. See Lave to wash, and cf. Laver.]


  1. lavatory(Noun)

    A bathroom; a washroom; a room containing a toilet.

  2. lavatory(Noun)

    A facility for washing hands; a basin.

  3. lavatory(Noun)

    A toilet, a water closet.

  4. Origin: From as if *, from lavator, from lavo; see lave.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lavatory(adj)

    washing, or cleansing by washing

  2. Lavatory(noun)

    a place for washing

  3. Lavatory(noun)

    a basin or other vessel for washing in

  4. Lavatory(noun)

    a wash or lotion for a diseased part

  5. Lavatory(noun)

    a place where gold is obtained by washing

  6. Origin: [L. lavatorium: cf. lavatoire. See Lave to wash, and cf. Laver.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lavatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lavatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lavatory in a Sentence

  1. Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee:

    Recorded data is showing consistency with ACARS messages of lavatory and avionics smoke.

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