What is toilet?

  • (noun): The act of dressing and preparing yourself.
    Example: "He made his morning toilet and went to breakfast"
    Synonyms: toilette
    See also — Additional definitions below


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" (3–6 inches, 7.6–15 cm) 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.

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More definitions of "toilet":

  • (noun): Misfortune resulting in lost effort or money.
    Example: "Pensions are in the toilet"
    Synonyms: gutter, sewer

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    Mothers born on relief have their babies on relief. Nothingness, truly, seems to be the condition of these New York people.... They are nomads going from one rooming house to another, looking for a toilet that functions.
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    The authentic! I said
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    Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies’ toilet is invariably known as “Lover’s Lane.”
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