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Meaning of "public lavatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUBLIC LAVATORY

public lavatory  [ˈpʌblɪk ˈlævətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PUBLIC LAVATORY

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Public lavatory is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PUBLIC LAVATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

public lavatory

Public toilet

A public toilet is a room or small building containing one or more toilets and possibly also urinals which is available for use by the general public, or in a broader meaning of "public", by customers of other services. Public toilets are commonly separated by gender into male and female facilities, although some can be unisex, particularly the smaller or single occupancy types. Increasingly, public toilets incorporate accessible toilets and features to cater for people with disabilities. Public toilets may be unattended or be staffed by a janitor, or attendant, provided by the local authority or the owner of the larger building. In many cultures, it is customary to tip the attendant, while other public toilets may charge a small fee for entrance, sometimes through use of a coin operated turnstile. Some venues such as nightclubs may feature a grooming service provided by an attendant in the toilet. They are typically found in railway stations, schools, bars, restaurants, nightclubs or filling stations as well as on longer distance public transport vehicles. Portable toilets are often provided at festivals and at temporary events for public use.

Definition of public lavatory in the English dictionary

The definition of public lavatory in the dictionary is a public toilet.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PUBLIC LAVATORY


ambulatory
ˈæmbjʊlətərɪ
defamatory
dɪˈfæmətərɪ
derogatory
dɪˈrɒɡətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
discriminatory
dɪˈskrɪmɪnətərɪ
explanatory
ɪkˈsplænətərɪ
exploratory
ɪkˈsplɒrətərɪ
inflammatory
ɪnˈflæmətərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
lavatory
ˈlævətərɪ
mandatory
ˈmændətərɪ
migratory
ˈmaɪɡrətərɪ
obligatory
ɒˈblɪɡətərɪ
observatory
əbˈzɜːvətərɪ
predatory
ˈprɛdətərɪ
preparatory
prɪˈpærətərɪ
preservatory
prɪˈzɜːvətərɪ
reservatory
rɪˈzɜːvətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
salvatory
ˈsælvətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUBLIC LAVATORY

public gallery
public goods
public health
public health inspector
Public Health Service
public holiday
public house
public housing
public housing project
public inquiry
public law
Public Lending Right
public library
public limited company
public medicine
public money
public nuisance
public opinion
public opinion poll
public ownership

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUBLIC LAVATORY

accusatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
crematory
directory
gyratory
hallucinatory
modulatory
oratory
oscillatory
participatory
regulatory
research laboratory
self-explanatory
separatory
signatory
stimulatory
vibratory

Synonyms and antonyms of public lavatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «public lavatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUBLIC LAVATORY

Find out the translation of public lavatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of public lavatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «public lavatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公共厕所
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

baño público
570 millions of speakers

English

public lavatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सार्वजनिक शौचालय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المرحاض العام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

общественного туалета
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lavatório público
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাবলিক ল্যাবরেটরি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

toilettes publiques
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tandas awam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

öffentliche Toilette
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

公衆トイレ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공공 화장실
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lavatory umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vệ sinh công cộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது மண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सार्वजनिक शौचालय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ortak tuvalet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gabinetto pubblico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Toaleta publiczna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

громадського туалету
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

toaleta publica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δημόσια τουαλέτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

openbare toilet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

offentlig toalett
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

offentlig toalett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of public lavatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC LAVATORY»

The term «public lavatory» is normally little used and occupies the 135.789 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC LAVATORY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «public lavatory» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «public lavatory» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about public lavatory

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUBLIC LAVATORY»

Discover the use of public lavatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to public lavatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
True to Life Upper-Intermediate Class Book
A lot of graffiti had been scrawled over them in the course of its history as a public lavatory. I have taken photographs of everything, so I can show people what it was like. One of the things I like best about the building is the light which streams  ...
Ruth Gairns, Stuart Redman, 1998
2
Number One Chicken
So this public lavatory has been here for three generations, from the time Whisper Park was opened.” “So the takings from this lavatory housed, fed and clothed his family for three generations?” “That's right; you're clever. His grandfather slept ...
G C Soh, 2014
3
The Homosexual(ity) of law
During that period the police conducted a surveillance exercise and documented his bebaviour in the following terms: At 1 1.10 he entered the public lavatory at Piccadilly Circus and remained there four or five minutes; he then walked to ...
Leslie Moran, 2002
4
Unlocking the English Legal System
Members of the public had complained of the behaviour of a man in a public lavatory. Police officers were stationed in the lavatory following these complaints in order to catch the offender. They witnessed the defendant masturbating and they ...
Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Jacqueline Martin, 2014
5
Ancient Water Technologies
A similar small central reservoir also existed in one public lavatory of Thira and perhaps had an equivalent function. Besides these elements there was a small sedimentation tank in the lavatory in Askleipieion on Kos, which also regulated the ...
Larry W. Mays, 2010
6
Sexuality in the Legal Arena
The law report describes the incident in the following way: At 1 1.10 he [Horton] entered the public lavatory at Piccadilly Circus and remained there four or five minutes; he then walked to Leicester Square, where he entered the public lavatory ...
Didi Herman, Carl Stychin, 2000
7
The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and ...
Used by some teenagers for 'chilled out' UK, 2003 cotics noun narcotics, especially heroin US, 1942 cottage noun a public lavatory used for homosexual encounters UK, 1932 cottage verb to seek homosexual contact in a public urinal.
Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell, 2007
8
A Journey Through Ruins: The Last Days of London
When he came across the derelict public lavatory, he recognized it as a place in which to 'initiate projects'. 'I see it as a context', he explains, and certainly not 'a space' of the sort that might ever be converted into a conventional gallery.
Patrick Wright, 2009
9
Law, Religion and Homosexuality
... sexual activities in a public place knowing that they could be seen by a non- participating party – Baroness Noakes claimed that this 'legitimises what is known as “cottaging”; that is sex between homosexuals in a public lavatory provided that ...
Paul Johnson, Professor Paul Johnson, Robert Vanderbeck, 2014
10
Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender
Urinettes. A short-lived experiment took place in London circa 1898, when so- called urinettes were installed on a trial basis in an unnamed women's public lavatory. Smaller than conventional water closets, with curtains instead of doors, they ...
Olga Gershenson, Barbara Penner, 2009

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUBLIC LAVATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term public lavatory is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Woman ends life at public lavatory
Police said Jyoti had set herself on fire on July 1 at a public lavatory at Sweeper Colony in Thakkar gram following a domestic dispute. She was rushed to ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
'Scary' public loo drenches locals
Women are "frightened" to use a town centre public lavatory because the door is ... on the council to replace the button-operated lavatory in Woking, Surrey. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
3
How to avoid 'splashback' in a public lavatory
Prof Tadd Truscott and Randy Hurd of Brigham Young University in Utah filmed streams of liquid as they hit lavatory walls, and analysed the resulting spray. «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 13»
4
From public loo to private home
When the architect Laura Clark told friends and family that she was planning to live in an underground former public lavatory in south-east London, responses ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 12»
5
Holy inappropriate! Vicar shocked as public lavatory starts talking to …
A vicar who popped into a public lavatory was so shocked by the recorded message of a female voice saying 'welcome' he has complained to the town council ... «Daily Mail, Aug 11»
6
At their convenience: How one family transformed a public lavatory
Jon Du Croz and his partner, Emma Lally, are a perfect example, having transformed what was once a dark and dingy Oxfordshire public convenience and ... «Independent, Mar 11»
7
Disused public lavatory on sale for £100000
The sale has been welcomed by Avril Duke-Millar of the the Sheringham Enhancement Group, which has been campaigning for improved public toilets in the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 10»
8
Couple set up home in disused public lavatory with sea view
They decided to renovate the building, which had been a public lavatory for nearly a century before it was closed in the 1990s, when its lease came up five years ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 10»
9
Inventor of public lavatory honoured in Oxford Dictionary of National …
George Jennings gains a place for having invented the first public lavatories for the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851. He charged one penny for the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 09»

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