Part of speech: noun

A place for washing.

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Usage examples "lavatory":

  1. The sleeping carriages on the Great Northern line were divided into three compartments - one at each end for travellers, and one in the centre fitted with the conveniences of a lavatory. - "New-Arabian-Nights", Stevenson, Robert Louis.
  2. At the rear, the old kitchen was converted into a most attractive hallway and stairway, with closets and lavatory located at the farther side. - "Remodeled Farmhouses", Mary H. Northend.
  3. Alan went to the lavatory on the first floor and washed the dust from his hands and face; then he went into the dining- room. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.