[syn: toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lavatory \Lav"a*to*ry\, n.; pl. Lavatories. [L. lavatorium:
cf. lavatoire. See Lave to wash, and cf. Laver.]
1. A place for washing.
2. A basin or other vessel for washing in.
3. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
4. A place where gold is obtained by washing.
5. 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
Syn: toilet, lavatory, can, facility, john, privy, bathroom.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower
and usually a washbasin and toilet [syn: bathroom,
2: a room or building equipped with one or more toilets [syn:
toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "bathroom":
WC, backhouse, bagnio, balneae, balneum, basement, bath, bathhouse,
baths, caldarium, can, closet, comfort station, convenience,
crapper, earth closet, head, john, johnny, johnny house, latrine,
lavatory, mikvah, necessary, outhouse, powder room, privy,
public baths, rest room, sauna, spa, steam room, sudarium,
sudatorium, sweat room, tepidarium, thermae, toilet, toilet room,
urinal, washroom, water closet, watering place