public convenience


public convenience
noun
a toilet that is available to the public
Syn:
Hypernyms:
toilet, ↑lavatory, ↑lav, ↑can, ↑john, ↑privy, ↑bathroom, ↑facility
Hyponyms: ↑ladies' room, ↑powder room, ↑latrine, ↑men's room, ↑men's

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Chiefly Brit.
a rest room, esp. at a large public place, as at a railroad station.

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public convenience see ↑convenience under ↑convenient
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Main Entry:public

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public convenience UK US noun [countable] [singular public convenience plural public conveniences] british old-fashioned
a building with toilets that anyone can use
Thesaurus: toiletsynonym parts of toilets and toilet usemeronym

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noun, pl ⋯ -niences [count]
Brit formal : a room in a public place with a sink and toilet :restroom

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ˌpublic conˈvenience [public convenience] noun (BrE, formal)
a public building containing toilets that are provided for anyone to use

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • public convenience — public conveniences N COUNT A public convenience is a toilet in a public place for everyone to use. [BRIT, FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • public convenience — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms public convenience : singular public convenience plural public conveniences British old fashioned a building with toilets that anyone can use …   English dictionary

  • public convenience — public con venience n formal BrE a toilet in a public place …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • public convenience — That which is fitted or suited to the public need. Milwaukee Co. of Jehovah s Witnesses v Mullen, 214 Or 281, 330 P2d 5, 74 ALR2d 347, app dismd and cert den 359 US 436, 3 L Ed 2d 932, 79 S Ct 940 (zoning ordinance.) See public necessity and… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • public convenience —    see convenience …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • public convenience — n. public restroom, public bathroom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • public convenience — Chiefly Brit. a rest room, esp. at a large public place, as at a railroad station. * * * …   Universalium

  • public convenience — /pʌblɪk kənˈviniəns/ (say publik kuhn veeneeuhns) noun a room, building, etc., having toilets, washbasins, etc., for public use …   Australian English dictionary

  • public convenience — noun (C) BrE a small building with toilets in it, provided for anyone to use …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • public convenience and necessity — The common criterion used in public utility matters when a board or agency is faced with a petition for action at the request of the utility. In a statute requiring the issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity by the Public… …   Black's law dictionary


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