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powder room

1. A small bathroom in a house, typically on the lower level, consisting of a toilet and a sink but not a bath or shower. There is a powder room at the end of the hallway you may use.
2. A public restroom for women. Excuse me, could you please tell me where your powder room is? One moment, I just need to go use the powder room.
3. obsolete A gunpowder magazine (a storage facility for gunpowder) contained within a larger building. What are you doing with an open flame near the powder room, you fool?
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powder room

1. n. a small bathroom without bathing facilities in a private home, usually located for the convenience of guests. Excuse me, where is the powder room?
2. n. the ladies’ restroom in a public place, especially a restaurant; the place women go to powder their noses. (The emphasis is on comforts other than toilet facilities, such as mirrors, places to rest, and even a maid to help with emergency repairs of makeup or clothing.) The ladies went to the powder room. They’ll be back in a minute.
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With the addition of a shower tray, the powder room becomes a fully-functional, comfortable bathroom that, if necessary, can also be used as a second bathroom for overnight guests.
The home features a renovated eat-in kitchen, seven new bathrooms, a spacious master bedroom suite, family room, two powder rooms and 10-foot ceilings throughout.
The elegant condominiums also boast exotic wood floors throughout, gourmet kitchens with black granite countertops, etched glass backsplashes and cabinets complemented by stainless steel clad Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, Marble bathrooms feature Kohler fixtures with separate soaking tubs and glass enclosed showers, powder rooms and walk-in closets.
"The unit have imported Italian kitchens with hi-tech appliances and built-in LCD TV's, high quality bathrooms and powder rooms, oversized double hung windows, Brazilian hardwood flooring throughout, central A/C, private storage rooms, gym, 24-hour concierge, and two elegant entry lobbies, including a separate secured entrance of 37th Street."
Two tri-level maisonettes offer four bedrooms, three baths, two powder rooms and a cellar with a wide open area complete with wet bar.
Offering three levels of sun-drenched living space including six bedrooms, a first-level master suite, seven baths and two powder rooms, this exceptional residence offers the perfect venue for both family living and grand entertaining.
Two dramatic condominium residences located on the 73rd floor of One Central Park seamlessly integrate a range of innovative architecture and design for "Rooms With A View of Central Park." The residences, ranging from approximately 3,100-square-feet to over 3,900-square-feet, feature 3-5 bedrooms, powder rooms, galleries, great rooms, kitchens, as well as master suites, libraries and formal dining rooms, and boast the most commanding views overlooking Central Park and the Hudson River.
Two large condominiums located on the 73rd floor of One Central Park will seamlessly integrate a range of innovative architecture and design for "Rooms With A View of Central Park." The residences, ranging from approximately 3,100 to over 3,900 SF, will feature 3-5 bedrooms, powder rooms, galleries, great rooms, kitchens, as well as master suites, libraries and formal dining rooms, and will boast the most commanding views overlooking Central Park and the Hudson River.
Designed by Bedford architect Carol Kurth, the 16,000-SF, 10-year old white hilltop villa includes six bedrooms, nine baths, two powder rooms, a six-car garage, Olympic-sized outdoor pool and an expansive pool house complete with indoor and outdoor bars, a full kitchen, living room, men's and ladies locker rooms and-an outdoor deck.
The first level also features a guest suite, two powder rooms, laundry room, staff bedroom and bath.
The bathrooms and powder rooms continue to echo the luxury and refinement seen throughout the residences.
Minneapolis, MN, December 06, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Females in need of emergency makeup checks know the importance of a powder room, but small half-baths are often unsung heroes when it comes to home remodeling and redecorating.