Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fixture, typically one attached upright to a wall, used by men for urinating.
  • n. A room or other place containing facilities for urinating.
  • n. A portable receptacle for urine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A porcelain, china, or stainless steel appliance, usually in male restrooms but in some places on the street, where males can stand, often side by side, to urinate.
  • n. A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.
  • n. A place or convenience for urinating purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel for containing urine, or a bottle in which it is kept for inspection.
  • n. A convenience, public or private, for the accommodation of persons requiring to pass urine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plumbing fixture (usually attached to the wall) used by men to urinate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, chamber pot, from Old French, from Late Latin ūrīnāle, from neuter of ūrīnālis, pertaining to urine, from Latin ūrīna, urine; see urine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin urinal, from urina urine: compare French urinal.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.