lavatory lavatory  /ˈlæ və ˌtɔ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  2. (n) a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face
  3. (n) a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. NTSB officials suspect that the fire may have been started by a cigarette in a back-cabin lavatory.
  2. According to flight crews, the lavatory is, not surprisingly, where most mile-highers choose to do the deed.
  3. In Manhattan's Central Park, across Fifth Avenue from Jacqueline Kennedy's apartment, a 42-year-old stock clerk named Angel Angelof waited inside a women's public lavatory.

News

  1. Report: School discriminated against transgender girl

    DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl when it barred her from using the girls' lavatory, according to a report by the state's civil rights division released by the family's attorney on Sunday.        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  2. Report: Colorado school discriminated against transgender girl

    DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl when it barred her from using the girls' lavatory, according to a report by the state's civil rights division released by the family's attorney on Sunday.        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Colorado school discriminated against transgender girl: report

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl when it barred her from using the girls' lavatory, according to a report by the state's civil rights division released by the family's attorney on Sunday. Coy Mathis, who was born male but has identified as a female since an early age, attended Eagleside Elementary School, south of ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "There's no way I could walk out of the door in something that was going to be digging into my waist and that was so super-figure-hugging-tight that you can't visit the lavatory in it. I just can't be doing with all that. It's like torture, and if...
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: Kate Winslet Source: Times of India

  2. He has described the experience similar to "sitting on the lavatory while the whole world is watching." "What I remember most from winning Wimbledon at 17 was that people suddenly looked at me differently -- they thought I was from planet...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Boris Becker Source: bettor.com (blog)

  3. Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, said: "I was in a flat in Edinburgh, for which we paid 13 shillings and six pence (67.5p) a month, because it was condemned and had a shared lavatory."
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Tessa Jowell Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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