from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room equipped with washing and often toilet facilities; a bathroom.
- n. A washbowl or basin, especially one permanently installed with running water.
- n. A flush toilet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bathroom; a washroom; a room containing a toilet.
- n. A facility for washing hands; a basin.
- n. A toilet, a water closet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Washing, or cleansing by washing.
- n. A place for washing.
- n. A basin or other vessel for washing in.
- n. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
- n. A place where gold is obtained by washing.
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Washing, or cleansing by washing.
- n. A room or place for washing, or where anything is washed.
- n. A sort of concave stone table upon which, in the middle ages, dead bodies were washed before burial, in monasteries, hospitals, and elsewhere.
- n. In medicine, a wash or lotion for a diseased part.
- n. The ceremonial washing of the hands of the priest in the celebration of the holy communion.
- n. In plumbing, a permanent wash-bowl of marble, enameled iron, or porcelain, fitted with hot and cold-water pipes, a waste-pipe, and other conveniences and fixtures. It may be affixed to a wall or stand upon the floor.
- n. A room, especially in a hotel or public building, provided with means for washing the hands and face, and often including a water-closet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
- n. a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
- n. a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face
Middle English, piscina, from Late Latin lavātōrium, from lavātor, launderer, from Latin lavāre, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin as if *lavatorius, from Late Latin lavator ("a clothes washer"), from lavō ("wash"); see lave. (Wiktionary)