Definition of bathroom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaTHˌro͞om/
Pronunciation: /ˈbaTHˌro͝om/


1A room containing a toilet and sink and typically also a bathtub or shower.
Example sentences
  • To the left is the family bathroom which has a bath, wash basin, toilet and tiled wall and floor.
  • Hence the state-of-the art bathrooms with rolltop baths, his and her washbasins and shower units with jet sprays.
  • The bathroom has a bath, a toilet and a hand basin and is plumbed for a washing machine.
1.1North American A public lavatory; a restroom.
Example sentences
  • The school's bathroom facilities also received a new coat of paint at the same time.
  • Jamie stood outside the door of one of the public bathrooms, his stomach in knots.
  • They also have generous bathroom facilities that they allow one to use in emergencies.
washroom, toilet, ladies'/men's room, restroom, lavatory, powder room, comfort station;
informal facilities
little girls'/boys' room, can, john;
British  water closet
British informal WC, loo, ladies'/gents'
Military  latrine;
Nautical  head
dated commode, privy, outhouse
1.2A set of matching fixtures to be fitted in a bathroom, especially as sold together.
Example sentences
  • These prices include fitted kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Prices include a snowmobile as standard, and buyers can opt for fitted kitchens, bathrooms and general furnishings at additional cost.
  • Each was provided with bathrooms / showers and kitchens and some of the units were extended to include living rooms and bedrooms.


go to (or use) the bathroom

Urinate or defecate: I have to go to the bathroom
More example sentences
  • She noticed that I was sleeping constantly, frequently going to the bathroom, and losing weight even though I was eating tons of food.
  • I was drinking a lot of water and going to the bathroom all the time.
  • Even the mundane has a role here, like cleaning your house, going to the bathroom or acquiring furniture.

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Syllabification: bath·room

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