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Toilet appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Put Eliot's toilet up!
  • Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?
  • T. Eliot nixes sex in toilet.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun toilet:


The word toilet is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun toilet

What does toilet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: toilets

  1. a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  2. a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  3. misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
  4. the act of dressing and preparing yourself
    • example: he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • alternative spelling: toilette
    • more generic words: dressing / grooming = the activity of getting dressed

Alternative definition of the noun toilet


  1. [archaic] Personal grooming; washing, dressing etc. [definition from 17th c.]
  2. [context: now rare] One's style of dressing; dress, outfit. [definition from 18th c.]
  3. [archaic] A dressing room. [definition from 19th c.]
  4. Now specifically, a room or enclosed cubicle containing a lavatory, e.g., a bathroom or water closet (w.c.).
  5. A lavatory or device for depositing human waste and then flushing it away with water. [definition from 20th c.]
  6. Other similar devices, such as squat toilets, as in Japan or the Middle East.
  7. [figuratively] A shabby or dirty place, especially a lounge/bar/pub/tavern. [definition from 20th c.]

Definition of the verb toilet

What does toilet mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: toileted | toileting | toilets

  1. [dated] To dress and groom oneself
  2. To use the toilet, or assist (a child etc) in using the toilet


  1. "Toilet" is a film.
    • country: Japan
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Japanese Movies
  2. "Toilet" is a short film, written and directed by Kerem Blumberg.
    • also known as Sherutim
    • country: Israel
    • languages: Hebrew Language, English Language
    • cinematography by Anael Resnick
    • released in (4 years ago)


"Toilet" is an artwork by Hemen Majumdar.


  1. Toilet: A toilet is a sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. They are often found in a small room referred to as a toilet, bathroom or lavatory. A toilet can be designed for people who prefer to sit or for people who prefer to squat. 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" 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 or wastewater treatment plant. Dry toilets, including pit latrines and composting toilets require no or little water with excreta being removed manually or composted in situ. Chemical toilets or mobile dry toilets can be used in mobile and many temporary situations where there is no access to sewerage. Some types of toilets are more commonly referred to as latrines, for example the "pit latrine", and for most people the term "toilet" has a cleaner more upmarket connotation than the word "latrine".
    • also known as 馬桶
  2. Toilet: A toilet room is a room containing a toilet and sometimes a sink.
    • also known as Public bathroom
  3. Toilet is a print ad.

Phrases with Toilet

Phrases starting with the word Toilet:

  1. toilet bag
  2. toilet kit
  3. toilet bowl
  4. toilet roll
  5. toilet seat
  6. toilet soap
  7. Toilet brush
  8. toilet paper
  9. toilet table
  10. toilet water
  11. toilet-train
  12. Toilet humour
  13. toilet powder
  14. toilet tissue

Phrases ending with the word Toilet:

  1. flush toilet
  2. Squat toilet
  3. Flying toilet
  4. In the Toilet
  5. public toilet
  6. Sitting Toilet

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Toilet

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Google preview"Boy's Own", the Complete Fanzines 1986-92 (2014)

Acid House Scrapes and Capers by Frank Broughton

The girls toilet is an escape, a release, somewhere where you can collect yourself, and try and get a grip before entering out once more into the fray. Sit down...

Google previewLiving Off the Grid (2008)

A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More by David Black

A composting toilet is a warmed, well-ventilated container with diverse microbes that break down and create a dry, fluffy, and...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

Toilet is the most frequently used word in BrE for what used to be called water closet (or WC) and is still sometimes called lavatory. It is the word normally used on signs and notices when more specific reference to ladies / women and ...

Google previewCool Tools (2002)

by Alison Auch

Toilet A toilet is a simple machine A toilet is.

Google previewHistorical Account of Discoveries and Trabels in Africa (1817)

by Hugh Murray

The toilet is an occupation, in which much time and expence are employed, though natural charms are rather obscured than embellished by it. The lady of rank in dressing is attended by a number of female slaves, to each of whom a particular ...

Google previewKitchen & Bath Residential Construction and Systems (2013)

by NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

Gravity toilets rely on water at a higher level to flush out waste in the bowl below. The modern water-saving toilet is the result of several years of evolution, resulting in a ...

Google previewApocalypsis 1.0 (ENG) (2012)

Signs. Thriller by Mario Giordano

One hundred and ninety miles above the earth, a broken toilet is a dire problem, as rising particles of human waste represent a danger to the delicate electronic equipment on board. This was reason enough for Pawel Borowski to confront the ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of House & Do-It-Yourself - House & Do-It-Yourself (2009)

flush handle filler tube Pipe carrying water from the cold-water supply line to the toilet tank. Mechanism that one lowers in order to flush out the contents of the toilet; it activates the trip lever. ball-cock supply valve Mechanism allowing or ...

Google previewThe Patient's Encyclopaedia of Urinary Tract Infection, Sexual Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis (2002)

by Angela Kilmartin

Toilet seats can be contaminated. Even if not from a direct vulvo/pubic contact, the act of flushing propels bacteria in water spray some six yards up and out from the bowl. This has been studied and written up! Coliforms have been found six ...

Google previewDreamMoods. Com: What's in Your Dream? - an A to Z Dream Dictionary (2010)

by Michael Vigo

Seeing a toilet in your dream may also be a physical manifestation brought about by a full bladder. The dream is attempting to get you up and to the bathroom. If you are cleaning the toilet, then it means that you are starting to shed your outer ...

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

by Irving B. Weiner, W. Edward Craighead

approach breaks toilet training into a number of small steps and teaches each step systematically. For example, Foxx and Azrin begin training by teaching the child to assist in raising and lowering clothing and also to follow instructions.

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Quotes about Toilet

read me now
read me 500 years after i am not around
after that flush me down the toilet
that is if you are still using flush toilet (John Tiong Chunghoo)
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Scrabble value of T1O1I1L1E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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