Definition of lavatory
1 : a vessel (such as a basin) for washing; especially : a fixed bowl or basin with running water and drainpipe for washing
2 : a room with conveniences for washing and usually with one or more toilets the airplane's lavatory
3 : toilet 1a
Examples of lavatory in a Sentence
a wide choice of lavatories on sale at plumbing supply stores
the school's filthy, broken-down lavatories were a disgrace
Recent Examples of lavatory from the Web
The RIAA steps in to protect their copyright to a NiN song someone found in a filthy concert lavatory.
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LAVATORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lavatory for English Language Learners
: a room with a toilet and sink
: a bathroom sink
LAVATORY Defined for Kids
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