bathroom

noun
bath·​room | \ ˈbath-ˌrüm How to pronounce bathroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m, ˈbäth-\

Definition of bathroom

1 : a room containing a bathtub or shower and usually a sink and toilet

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Synonyms for bathroom

Synonyms

bath, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, toilet, washroom, water closet

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Examples of bathroom in a Sentence

Their house has three bathrooms. The restaurant has only one bathroom.

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Thanks to motion-canceling technology, getting up in the middle of the night to grab a glass of water or go to the bathroom won't wake your partner up. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Everything to Know Before Buying the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Mattress," 1 Feb. 2019 When the diner sitting opposite me gets up to go to the bathroom, a waiter gently taps him on the shoulder and asks him to wait until the next course is served, then flashes another one of those alarmingly warm smiles. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "What It's Like to Eat at Noma, One of the World’s Most Famous Restaurants," 21 Dec. 2018 So Sheldon, Amy, Leonard, and Penny all head to the bathroom for a weird makeshift funeral and end up catching the shower curtain on fire. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "The Big Bang Theory," 6 Dec. 2018 People inside panicked, rushing two of the wounded to a bathroom. Frances Stead Sellers, Washington Post, "Two Oklahoma citizens killed an active shooter, and it's not as simple as it sounds," 13 July 2018 The only people who won’t like that idea are the ones who have to go to the bathroom. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Enyel De Los Santos' arm and Maikel Franco's bat guide Phillies into first | Extra Innings," 11 July 2018 When nursing homes are short of staff, nurses and aides scramble to deliver meals, ferry bedbound residents to the bathroom, and answer calls for pain medication. Jordan Rau, BostonGlobe.com, "Nursing homes routinely mask low staff levels," 7 July 2018 Once in the air, Blair documented the interactions, how close their arms were to each other on a flight without air-conditioning, their life goals and made sure to mention the lovebirds escaped to the bathroom at the same time. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Passenger unintentionally pairs strangers on flight, documents budding romance on Twitter," 4 July 2018 The home has two stone fireplaces and granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Beth Decarbo, WSJ, "Vacation Homes That Feel Like Summer Camp," 14 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of bathroom

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Mar 2019

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The first known use of bathroom was in 1780

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bathroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bathroom

: a room with a sink and toilet and usually a bathtub or shower
US : a room in a public place with a toilet and sink

bathroom

noun
bath·​room | \ ˈbath-ˌrüm How to pronounce bathroom (audio) , ˈbäth-, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of bathroom

: a room containing a sink and toilet and usually a bathtub or shower

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