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WC (room)

Definition:

a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

acronym | Europe

Plurals:

WC's | WCs

Type of:

room » area » structure » artifact

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

bathroom [North America] | lav [Britain] | lavatory [Britain] | privy [Britain] | toilet | washroom [North America] | water closet [Europe] | can [North America, slang] | john [North America, slang] | lav. [abbreviation] | loo [Britain, informal] | wc [acronym, Europe]

All senses of WC...

Definition references

Wiktionary:

water closet [British] | water closets [plural]

a flush toilet, or the room, in a public place, containing one (12 of 85 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/water closet

Wikipedia:

WC [disambiguation]

commonly refers to a water closet, or to a room containing a water closet. WC may also refer to: wc (Unix), a Unix utility used for counting words and lines in a file | Write-combining, a computing performance method of combining multiple memory writes... (43 of 217 words, 16 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/WC

Merriam-Webster:

water closet | WC [abbreviation] | bath [synonym, sense-specific] | bathroom [synonym, sense-specific] | bog [British, synonym, sense-specific] | can [synonym, sense-specific] | cloakroom [British, synonym, sense-specific] | comfort station [synonym, sense-specific] | convenience [British, synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a compartment or room with a toilet | a toilet bowl and its accessories (13 of 103 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/water closet

Oxford Dictionary:

WC

Syllabification: (WC) | [British] : water closet. | (of a region) west central. (11 of 34 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/WC

WC [British]

water closet. | (of a region) west central. (7 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/WC

Cambridge Dictionary:

WC [British, abbreviation]

water closet: a toilet, or a room containing a toilet (10 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wc

Macmillan British Dictionary:

WC [countable] | WCs [plural]

a toilet (2 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/WC

Random House Dictionary:

WC | W.C. | w.c. | water closet [sense-specific] | W.C.: water closet [sense-specific] | w.c.: water closet [sense-specific] | w.c.: without charge [sense-specific]

water closet | "W.C." : water closet | West Central (postal district in London, England). | "w.c." : water closet | without charge (19 of 20 words, 5 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/wc

New World Dictionary:

wc | WC

[British, informal] water closet; "toilet" | without charge (7 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wc

American Heritage Dictionary:

WC

water closet | without charge (4 of 6 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wc

Collins Dictionary:

lavatory | lavatories [plural] | toilet [synonym, sense-specific] | water closet [synonym, sense-specific] | WC [synonym, sense-specific]

a sanitary installation for receiving and disposing of urine and faeces, ... | a room containing such an installation | the washing place in a convent ... (24 of 507 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lavatory

Britannica Encyclopedia:

loo [card game] | lanterloo [archaic]

gambling card game often mentioned in English literature. The name derives from the French lanturlu, the refrain of a popular 17th-century song. ... (22 of 125 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/347711​/loo

Encarta Dictionary:

lav [British, informal, definition 2] | lavs [plural]

lavatory (1 of 22 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861678010​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

water closet [countable, outdated] | water closets [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "water closet"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/water-closet

Macmillan American Dictionary:

water closet [countable, outdated] | water closets [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "water closet"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/water-closet

Cambridge Dictionary:

water closet [British, outdated]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "water closet"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "water closet"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/water-closet

Google Dictionary:

water closet | water closets [plural]

Audio: Pronunciation associated with "water closet"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=water closet

YourDictionary Audio:

water closet

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "water closet" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/water-closet

wc

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wc" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wc

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