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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Examples of bathroom in a Sentence

Their house has three bathrooms. The restaurant has only one bathroom.
Recent Examples on the Web The bathrooms will also be reopened at the state parks. Kim Jarrett, Washington Examiner, "Murphy opens Jersey Shore for Memorial Day, with social distancing restrictions," 15 May 2020 Staff must wash their hands upon arriving at work, after going to the bathroom or changing a diaper, before eating or serving food, after handling animals or pets and before leaving, among other rules. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Ohio releases coronavirus rules for day camps," 15 May 2020 There’s always a colleague sitting in front of the bathrooms; there are always colleagues in all of the corridors, to make sure students don’t accidentally get close. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Europe’s schools face new test: Teaching safely in a pandemic," 14 May 2020 Spa experience Make your shower a spa-like ritual by placing fragrant candles around the bathroom to create a relaxing atmosphere. Jean Chen Smith,, "How to create a quarantine-ready home sanctuary," 13 May 2020 The lab’s workday begins at 6 a.m. and often goes until 11 p.m. Individual sessions are short for safety and practical reasons — researchers aren’t permitted to eat, drink or visit the bathroom once inside the lab. Robert Langreth,, "The Coronavirus Hunter Is Racing for Answers in a Locked-Down Lab," 8 May 2020 The bathroom features a traditional flush toilet and a full-size corner shower. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "This Luxury Tiny Home Can Sleep up to 6 People," 1 May 2020 In bathrooms, every other urinal and sink will be taped off to encourage social distancing. Alexandria Burris, Indianapolis Star, "Shopping malls could reopen on Saturday. Here are the changes you can expect.," 30 Apr. 2020 The full bathroom was restored with the original clawfoot tub and corner sink. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Peek Inside the Quaint Missouri Bungalow Where Ginger Rogers Was Born," 23 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of bathroom

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bathroom was in 1780

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19 May 2020

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“Bathroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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


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

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

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