Definition of bathroom in US English:



  • 1A room containing a toilet and sink and typically also a bathtub or shower.

    • ‘Bedrooms will be built in pairs with bathrooms between each room.’
    • ‘There will be eight single bedrooms, two bathrooms, storage rooms, offices, staff areas, a lounge, kitchen and dining room.’
    • ‘At the rear are the marble bathrooms with their free-standing baths and the added bonus of underfloor heating.’
    • ‘The bathroom has a bath, a toilet and a hand basin and is plumbed for a washing machine.’
    • ‘The first double bedroom has a timber floor and en suite bathroom with corner bath.’
    • ‘A pine ceiling is a feature of the kitchen, while the family bathroom has a bath and shower.’
    • ‘Unusually for such a setting in South Africa, children are not only tolerated but actively welcomed, accommodated in loft-style rooms with their own bathrooms.’
    • ‘The journey from after dinner play up to the bathroom and into the bath is getting rough.’
    • ‘The family bathroom has a bath with shower attachment as well as a number of fitted shelving units.’
    • ‘Hence the state-of-the art bathrooms with rolltop baths, his and her washbasins and shower units with jet sprays.’
    • ‘The house has two studies, a library, a 15 ft kitchen, dining room, family room, sitting room, drawing room and two bathrooms.’
    • ‘One of the bathrooms has a bath with shower attachment and brass fittings, while the other has a step-in electric shower and airing cupboard.’
    • ‘Sitting in four acres of grounds, it includes three reception rooms, a billiard room, kitchen, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a sauna room.’
    • ‘All the bedrooms and studies and sitting rooms were of Chinese style while the dining rooms, lounges and bathrooms were Western.’
    • ‘The bathroom includes a bath with wood surround as well as a period-style hand basin.’
    • ‘Before he came over, she went into her bathroom to find the toilet seat up and the roll of toilet paper left in a state.’
    • ‘The main bathroom has a bath with separate shower cubicle and a polished wooden floor.’
    • ‘Art deco bathrooms with deep baths are also on the large side, with antique silver taps and luxury amenities.’
    • ‘Wondering where Brett was but not overly worried about it, Sera went to draw a bath in the luxurious bathroom.’
    • ‘To the left is the family bathroom which has a bath, wash basin, toilet and tiled wall and floor.’
    1. 1.1 A set of matching fixtures to be fitted in a bathroom, especially as sold together.
      • ‘We've bought the kitchen, bathroom and most of the furniture already, and we'll be taking it all with us!’
      • ‘Prices include a snowmobile as standard, and buyers can opt for fitted kitchens, bathrooms and general furnishings at additional cost.’
      • ‘These prices include fitted kitchens and bathrooms.’
      • ‘Each was provided with bathrooms / showers and kitchens and some of the units were extended to include living rooms and bedrooms.’
      • ‘The property had been refurbished, but was sold as a shell without kitchen, bathrooms or any decoration.’
    2. 1.2North American A public lavatory; a restroom.
      • ‘They also have generous bathroom facilities that they allow one to use in emergencies.’
      • ‘Blair quietly gathered up the graded tests, placed them in a pile on the table, then went to the bathroom.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, the long awaited public bathrooms are yet to open.’
      • ‘He went to the bathroom, leaving Faye standing with an odd feeling in her gut.’
      • ‘The bathroom was a chemical loo in a tiny separate tent or, Aaron bashfully suggested, the great outdoors.’
      • ‘Supervise them in places like malls, movie theaters, parks, public bathrooms, or while fundraising door to door.’
      • ‘I had heard her get up to go to the bathroom so I was afraid she'd fallen or something.’
      • ‘The school's bathroom facilities also received a new coat of paint at the same time.’
      • ‘He made his way through all of them, the break room, the supply closet, even the bathrooms before he entered the large office at the front of the building.’
      • ‘Jamie stood outside the door of one of the public bathrooms, his stomach in knots.’
      • ‘I went to the bathroom once, then came back into my room and waited some more.’
      • ‘Glad that she made a good excuse, she walked off towards the ladies bathroom to regain her composure.’
      • ‘Works appeared in a variety of places - in the stations' public areas, in bathrooms, and inside and outside one of the subway trains.’
      • ‘Segregated public bathrooms threaten people's safety, job security and access to education.’
      • ‘It contained a variety of rides for kids of all ages, with plenty for snack foods, drinks and conveniently located bathrooms.’
      • ‘There's some mathematical equation that architects must follow that ensures there are enough bathrooms in a public facility.’
      • ‘I smiled at Jake and kissed him quickly before jumping out of the car and joining Aimee and the other girls who were heading towards the public bathrooms.’
      • ‘I grabbed a ratty towel from the outhouse bathroom and jogged away in the direction of the creek.’
      • ‘You may have noticed, lately, that public bathrooms are increasingly automated, thanks to infrared systems.’
      • ‘The bathrooms all have little occupied signs on them, like airplanes, which is useful once you figure that out.’
      lavatory, wc, water closet, convenience, public convenience, facilities, urinal, privy, latrine, outhouse, earth closet, jakes
      View synonyms


  • go to (or use) the bathroom

    • Urinate or defecate.

      ‘I have to go to the bathroom’
      • ‘After I went to the bathroom, we headed down the stairs we could hear voices arguing in the kitchen.’
      • ‘She noticed that I was sleeping constantly, frequently going to the bathroom, and losing weight even though I was eating tons of food.’
      • ‘I have to be able to walk on my own, tolerate liquids and go to the bathroom before they release me.’
      • ‘I was drinking a lot of water and going to the bathroom all the time.’
      • ‘Everything I do, from sneezing to going to the bathroom, is reported by the local media up here.’
      • ‘I went to the bathroom and got a drink, but when I turned around, Nick was there and I ran into him.’
      • ‘Even the mundane has a role here, like cleaning your house, going to the bathroom or acquiring furniture.’
      • ‘This gave me plenty of time to go to the bathroom and get a fresh drink before the encore.’
      • ‘Needless to say, I had to get up to go to the bathroom about five times during the night.’
      • ‘She went to the bathroom, washed her face, did her hair, and brushed her teeth.’