What does toilet mean?

Definitions for toilet
ˈtɔɪ lɪttoi·let

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word toilet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroomnoun

    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

  2. toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, thronenoun

    a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

  3. gutter, sewer, toiletnoun

    misfortune resulting in lost effort or money

    "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"

  4. toilet, toilettenoun

    the act of dressing and preparing yourself

    "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast"


  1. toiletnoun

    Personal grooming; washing, dressing etc.

  2. toiletnoun

    One's style of dressing; dress, outfit.

  3. toiletnoun

    A dressing room.

  4. toiletnoun

    Now specifically, a room or enclosed cubicle containing a lavatory, e.g., a bathroom or water closet (w.c.).

  5. toiletnoun

    A lavatory or device for depositing human waste and then flushing it away with water.

    EPA is currently developing the specification for high-efficiency toilets. All HETs that meet WaterSense criteria for efficiency and performance will be eligible to receive a label once EPA finalizes the specification. US Environmental Protection Agency.

  6. toiletnoun

    Other similar devices, such as squat toilets, as in Japan or the Middle East.

  7. toiletnoun

    A shabby or dirty place, especially a lounge/bar/pub/tavern.

  8. toiletnoun

    A covering of linen, silk, or tapestry, spread over a table in a chamber or dressing room.

  9. toiletverb

    To dress and groom oneself

  10. toiletverb

    To use the toilet, or assist (a child etc) in using the toilet

  11. Etymology: From toilette diminutive of toile; a cloth used to protect garments when making up the hair or shaving.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toiletnoun

    A dressing table.

    Etymology: toilette, Fr.

    The merchant from the exchange returns in peace,
    And the long labours of the toilet cease. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toiletnoun

    a covering of linen, silk, or tapestry, spread over a table in a chamber or a dressing room

  2. Toiletnoun

    a dressing table

  3. Toiletnoun

    act or mode of dressing, or that which is arranged in dressing; attire; dress; as, her toilet is perfect


  1. Toilet

    A toilet is a sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human excrement and urine, often found in a small room referred to as a toilet/bathroom/lavatory. Flush toilets, which are common in many parts of the world, may be connected to a nearby septic tank or more commonly in urban areas via "large" sewer pipe connected to a sewerage pipe system. The water and waste from many different sources is piped in large pipes to a more distant sewage treatment plant. Chemical toilets are used in mobile and many temporary situations where there is no access to sewerage, dry toilets, including pit toilets and composting toilet require no or little water with excreta being removed manually or composted in situ. The word toilet may also be used, especially in British English to describe the room containing the fixture, for which euphemisms such as restroom or bathroom are used in American English. Prior to the introduction of modern flush toilets, most human waste disposal was done through the use of household chamber pots, or took place outdoors in outhouses or latrines. Pail closets were introduced in England and France in an attempt to reduce sewage problems in rapidly expanding cities.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Toilet

    Toilette, toil′et, n. a dressing-table with a mirror: also a cover for such a table: the whole articles used in dressing: mode or operation of dressing: the whole dress and appearance of a person, any particular costume.—ns. Toil′et-cloth, -cov′er, a cover for a dressing-table.—adj. Toil′eted, dressed.—ns. Toil′et-glass, a mirror set on the dressing-table; Toil′et-set, -serv′ice, the utensils collectively used in dressing; Toil′et-soap, a fine kind of soap made up in cakes; Toil′et-tā′ble, a dressing-table.—Make one's toilet, to dress. [Fr. toilette, dim. of toile, cloth; cf. Toil (1).]

Editors Contribution

  1. toilet

    A type of product and system.

    The toilets are all made from various materials.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'toilet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1630

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'toilet' in Nouns Frequency: #1816

Anagrams for toilet »

  1. litote

  2. Lottie

  3. tolite

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of toilet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of toilet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of toilet in a Sentence

  1. Ken Dodd:

    How many men does it take to change a toilet roll? Nobody knows – it’s never been done before.

  2. Scott Ruesterholz:

    While no event can compare to alien invaders arriving, COVID-19 has been the biggest shock to global society in decades, the way the public and governments responded to it influenced me in writing how the public reacts to aliens. There even is a line about a run on toilet paper, which was added post-COVID!

  3. Mark Buckton:

    You should expect to sit on the floor for two, two and a half hours, they might offer you a cushion, they might not. You're not supposed to move, and that includes going to the toilet.

  4. Eduardo Marzagao:

    He is depressed, but more relaxed since he was moved, he had to knock on the cell door to go to the toilet.

  5. Zurenko Family:

    It's going back to the toilet paper shortage, where everybody just started hoarding toilet paper, formula is fundamental for all of us moms who don't have a choice in the matter. And we're going to have babies that are malnourished.

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Translations for toilet

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  • ашьашьмаAbkhaz
  • toiletAfrikaans
  • ሽንት ቤትAmharic
  • حمام, تواليت, مرحاضArabic
  • хӏажатханаAvaric
  • ayaqyolu, tualetAzerbaijani
  • әбрәкәй, туалет, унитаз, бәҙрәфBashkir
  • туале́тBelarusian
  • тоале́тнаBulgarian
  • ɲɛgɛn, suturaBambara
  • টয়লেট, পায়খানা, শৌচাগারBengali
  • གསང་སྤྱོད, གཟིམ་སྤྱོདTibetan Standard
  • privezioùBreton
  • vàter, escusat, lavaboCatalan, Valencian
  • хьаштагIаChechen
  • záchod, toaleta, záchodová mísaCzech
  • нушникChuvash
  • lle chwech, tŷ bach, toiled, powlen tŷ bachWelsh
  • wc, badeværelse, toilette, toilet, påklædningsrum, garderobe, lokum, toiletkummeDanish
  • Scheißladen, Kloset, Klo, WC, ToiletteGerman
  • μπάνιο, τουαλέτα, λεκάνη, αποχωρητήριοGreek
  • tualeto, klozeto, necesejo, fekseĝoEsperanto
  • retrete, watercló, inodoro, chiquero, vestidor, excusado, baño, wáter, arreglo, sanitario, muladar, poceta, váter, taza del baño, aseoSpanish
  • klosett, tualett, WC-pott, pottEstonian
  • bainugela, komunBasque
  • دستشویی, توالت, اتاق آرایش, محل کثیف, آرایشPersian
  • käymälä, vessa, sikolätti, wc-istuin, WC, siistiytyminen, vessanpönttö, miestenhuone, kaunistautuminen, wc-pönttö, naistenhuone, pukeutumishuone, läävä, kylpyhuoneFinnish
  • vesiFaroese
  • toilette, toilettes, cabinets, wc, cabinet, w.-c.French
  • leithreas, ionlannIrish
  • taigh beagScottish Gaelic
  • baño, retrete, cuarto de baño, inodoro, váter, servizo, aseoGalician
  • jekakahaGuaraní
  • שֵׁרוּתִים, אסלהHebrew
  • टॉयलेट, शौचालयHindi
  • vécé, fürdőszoba, vécécsésze, mosdó, WCHungarian
  • զուգարանArmenian
  • water-closet, toilette, wc, water closetInterlingua
  • kloset, toilet, WC, kamar kecilIndonesian
  • latrino, tualeteyoIdo
  • snyrting, skítastaður, vatnssalerni, skítapleis, klósett, baðherbergi, salerniIcelandic
  • ritirata, toilette, toeletta, toletta, schifezza, tazza, vaso, cesso, water, gabinetto, water closet, WC, bagno, vaso sanitarioItalian
  • お手洗い, 便所, 厠, 化粧室, 便器, トイレJapanese
  • ტუალეტის ოთახი, ტუალეტი, უნიტაზი, სააბაზანო, საპირფარეშოGeorgian
  • әжетхана, дәретхана, унитазKazakh
  • បង្គន់Khmer
  • ಪ್ರಸಾಧನKannada
  • 화장실, 변소, 뒷간, 변기Korean
  • mîstinxane, destavxane, rîtinxane, ئاوده‌ست, avdestxane, WC, qedemgeh, daşir, edeb, avrêj, tiwaletKurdish
  • privedhyow, pisvaCornish
  • даараткана, туалет, ажатканаKyrgyz
  • latrinaLatin
  • Klo, ToiletteLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຫ້ອງນ້ຳLao
  • tualetasLithuanian
  • klozetpods, tualeteLatvian
  • fidiovana, toerana fidiovanaMalagasy
  • heketua, hamuti, wharepaku, turumaMāori
  • ну́жник, тоале́та, ба́ња, кло́зет, тоале́т, ве-це, капа́тило, шолјаMacedonian
  • കക്കൂസ്Malayalam
  • жо́рлон, жо́рлонг, жорлонгийн шаазан хөтөвч, бие засах өрөөMongolian
  • mangkuk tandas, bilik air, toilet, tandasMalay
  • tojlit, kamra tal-ħasil, trombaMaltese
  • အိမ်သာBurmese
  • wc-pot, kleedkamer, wc, badkamer, toilet, toiletpotDutch
  • bad, WC, toalett, omkledningsrom, vannklosett, dass, do, pyntingNorwegian
  • chąąʼ báʼásaaʼ, łeetsʼaałgaaí, chąąʼ báhooghanNavajo, Navaho
  • lavatinas, privatOccitan
  • miiziiwinaagan, waakaa'igans, miiziiwigamig, miiziiwigamigoonsOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • пысу́нæOssetian, Ossetic
  • ubikacja, toaleta, ustęp, klozet, sedesPolish
  • chiqueiro, asseamento, toalete, retrete, casa de banho, sentina, limpeza, lavabo, toilette, vaso sanitário, privada, banheiro, vestiário, asseioPortuguese
  • tualettaRomansh
  • vece, closet, toaletă, privatăRomanian
  • туале́т, убо́рная, унита́з, гардеро́бнаяRussian
  • privada, tzesso, bascia, gabbinete, gabbinetuSardinian
  • kupaonica, тоалет, нужник, купатило, klozetska šolja, šolja, шоља, клозетска шоља, купаоница, toalet, nužnik, kupatiloSerbo-Croatian
  • වැසිකිලිය, වැසිකිළියSinhala, Sinhalese
  • záchodSlovak
  • záchod, toaleta, straniščeSlovene
  • chimbuziShona
  • musqul, suuli, beytalmaySomali
  • tualetAlbanian
  • boithomêlôSouthern Sotho
  • dass, toalett, sc, toalettstolSwedish
  • choo, kibakuli cha chooSwahili
  • கழிப்பறை, உடுத்துதல், கக்கூசு, கழிவறைTamil
  • ముస్తాబు, కమోడ్, ముఖప్రక్షాళనము, పాయిఖానా, బట్టలు తొడుక్కోవడము, మరుగు దొడ్డి, స్నానాలగదిTelugu
  • ҳоҷатхонаTajik
  • โถส้วม, สุขา, ห้องน้ำThai
  • ዓይኒ ምድሪTigrinya
  • hajathana, tuwalet, tualetTurkmen
  • palikuran, inidoroTagalog
  • tuvaletTurkish
  • bädräf, äbräkäy, бәдрәф, әбрәкәйTatar
  • туале́т, уніта́з, вбира́льняUkrainian
  • hojatxonaUzbek
  • cầu tiêu, nhà vệ sinh, phòng vệ sinh, xí bệtVietnamese
  • tvaletVolapük
  • ilé ìyàgbẹ́Yoruba
  • 厕所Chinese

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. ravening
    • B. butch
    • C. elusive
    • D. tacky

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