water closet

noun

Definition of water closet

1 : a compartment or room with a toilet
2 : a toilet bowl and its accessories

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Examples of water closet in a Sentence

the first house in town to have an indoor water closet
Recent Examples on the Web There are also two walk-in closets and a spa like master bathroom, which features a European tile shower, a large soaking Kohler tub, and a separate water closet. courant.com, "Property of the Week: Clearwater Creek of Burlington," 18 Oct. 2019 The lack of a separate bedroom also leaves more room for a bathroom, and the Harmony 3’s spacious water closet includes a large shower and backlit lighting. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Chic camper-trailer includes drop-down queen bed," 27 Aug. 2018 The Mayoral Suite, formerly known as the Presidential Suite, is the largest here, with two master bedrooms, two oversize, furnished patios, a living and dining room, work space, wet bar and two powder rooms (five water closets total). Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lavish casino hotel suites offer taste of the sweet life," 8 Sep. 2019 The first-floor master suite has a sitting room, two closets and two water closets. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Home with guesthouse available in Hunter’s Creek Village," 7 Sep. 2019 There is also an additional sink in the water closet and backyard access and dual walk-in closets. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: A stunning remodel in a gorgeous Hidden Oaks setting," 19 Aug. 2019 The home’s master bath has separate vanities, cabinetry and storage in two water closets. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Waterfront home available in Spring/Klein on cul-de-sac," 17 Aug. 2019 The master bathroom is adorned with marble floors, a soaking tub, a spacious seamless shower, double vanities, a separate water closet and a built-in television. courant.com, "Property of the Week: 38 Brian Lane, Avon," 5 July 2019 As of ten years ago, apartments in various atrophied East Berlin neighborhoods had smog-emitting wood-burning stoves and shared water closets in the hallways. Elisabeth Zerofsky, The New Yorker, "The Causes and Consequences of Berlin’s Rapid Gentrification," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of water closet

1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Nov 2019

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“Water closet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20closet. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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water closet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of water closet

old-fashioned : a room containing a toilet

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