What is another word for lavatory?

Pronunciation: [lˈavətəɹˌi] (IPA)

Lavatory is a word that is commonly used to refer to a room that contains a toilet and a sink. However, there are many other words that can be used to describe this space. Some common synonyms for lavatory include bathroom, restroom, washroom, powder room, and WC (water closet). These words are commonly used in different parts of the world, with some being more formal than others. Additionally, there are many slang terms that people use to refer to the lavatory, such as loo, john, and potty. Overall, there are a lot of different words that can be used to describe the same space, each with its own unique connotations and meanings.

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Usage examples for Lavatory

It was just enough to take the chill off the bottom of the lavatory.
Durham, Andrew Everett
We had the following tents: one for X-ray, operating theatre; one to receive the patients; a large mess tent for patients and one for staff; one for linen-laundry; two kitchens-one for patients and one for staff; dispensary; food stores; a recreation tent for the staff, and one for the doctors; then there were lavatory and bath tents; the rest were wards and for the staff to sleep in.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915"
Monica M. Stanley
She told him the legends-told him who knew all legends, told him who had a headache and could only keep alive by going into the lavatory and plunging his head every few minutes into cold water, and she did not in the least mind when she craned out of the window to look at things that she should come back into the carriage again with her hair in every sort of direction and her face not only dusty but with smuts.
"The Pastor's Wife"
Elizabeth von Arnim

Famous quotes with Lavatory

  • When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
    A. C. Benson
  • Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.
    Elizabeth Hurley
  • In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.
    Nancy Banks Smith
  • No.3 Commando was very anxious to be chums with Lord Glasgow, so they offered to blow up an old tree stump for him and he was very grateful and said don't spoil the plantation of young trees near it because that is the apple of my eye and they said no of course not we can blow a tree down so it falls on a sixpence and Lord Glasgow said goodness you are clever and he asked them all to luncheon for the great explosion. So Col. Durnford-Slater DSO said to his subaltern, have you put enough explosive in the tree?. Yes, sir, 75lbs. Is that enough? Yes sir I worked it out by mathematics it is exactly right. Well better put a bit more. Very good sir. And when Col. D Slater DSO had had his port he sent for the subaltern and said subaltern better put a bit more explosive in that tree. I don't want to disappoint Lord Glasgow. Very good sir. Then they all went out to see the explosion and Col. DS DSO said you will see that tree fall flat at just the angle where it will hurt no young trees and Lord Glasgow said goodness you are clever. So soon they lit the fuse and waited for the explosion and presently the tree, instead of falling quietly sideways, rose 50 feet into the air taking with it ½ acre of soil and the whole young plantation. And the subaltern said Sir, I made a mistake, it should have been 7½ not 75. Lord Glasgow was so upset he walked in dead silence back to his castle and when they came to the turn of the drive in sight of his castle what should they find but that every pane of glass in the building was broken. So Lord Glasgow gave a little cry and ran to hide his emotions in the lavatory and there when he pulled the plug the entire ceiling, loosened by the explosion, fell on his head. This is quite true.
    Evelyn Waugh
  • ...the bathroom which Crabbe visited showed signs that Moneypenny now regarded even a lavatory as supererogatory.
    Anthony Burgess

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