• WordNet 3.6
    • n urinal a plumbing fixture (usually attached to the wall) used by men to urinate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eating dandelions can make you urinate more
    • Urinal A place or convenience for urinating purposes.
    • Urinal A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Urophobia is the fear of urine or urinating
    • n urinal A vessel for containing urine, or a bottle in which it is kept for inspection.
    • n urinal A convenience, public or private, for the accommodation of persons requiring to pass urine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
    • Urinal a vessel for urine: a convenience for discharging urine
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Some men there are love not a gaping pig, some that are mad if they behold a cat, and others when the bagpipe sings I the nose cannot contain their urine.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. urinal, fr. urina, urine: cf. F. urinal,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. urina; cog. with Gr. ouron, Sans. vāri, water.


In literature:

Castaways at sea will drink their own urine in their need for water.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Answer: a drop of urine.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The urine is scanty and dark.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
The urine is usually very dark-colored.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
With male patients no difficulty is experienced in collecting the urine.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
This occurred in the month of April last, and was caused by a retention of urine, which ended his life in three days.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
No urine had been passed for 14 hours, while ordinarily he urinated 12 or 16 times through the night.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
His urine, which had hitherto assumed no remarkable appearance, now became pale.
"Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" by Joseph Priestley
The animal passes very little urine.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Fermentation is necessary in urine as well as in solid dung, before it is very active as a manure.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring

In poetry:

light's useless time away.
I stood, holding my breath,
in urine-scented hay,
master of life and death,
a wisp-haired judge whose law
would punish beak and claw.
"Barn Owl" by Gwen Harwood
Across the hall is the bedpan station.
The urine and stools pass hourly by my head
in silver bowls. They flush in unison
in the autoclave. My one dozen roses are dead.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Inability to taste, smell or urinate.
There was the hormone in the urine.
There was the drop in the hormone in the urine, which happens just before birth.
Usually, the unwritten code of conduct for the urinals in every men's room is eyes forward at all times.
Segment, asking whether a vacuum cleaner or a urinal could be worthy of the name.
Behaviorally, animals who are spayed or neutered will be less likely to mark their territory by urinating all over the house.
People in Australia were getting a little…uh, ticked off, at some mouth-shaped urinals at a French restaurant.
Can you sell your own urine over the Internet.
If you've urinated in a Denton club restroom in the past four years or so, you've probably come across a couple of the city's mascots.
It's a pesticide commonly used in forestry that's been found in the urine of residents of Triangle Lake, a rural community in the Coast Range west of Eugene.
Talking urinal cakes used to curb drunk driving in Michigan.
Occupy protesters urinate on cross, steal sacred relic.
Shortly after taking this allergy medicine, I started having difficulty urinating .
Why do I always have to urinate so badly after sex.
Watch Pizza Guy Urinate On Woman's Front Door Because She Didn't Tip Him.

In science:

Each ferrous ion is surrounded by a distorted octahedron of flurine ( F − ) ions.
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
Each ferrous ion is surrounded by a distorted octahedron of flurine ( F − ) ions.
Random Field Ising Model
Of medical interest is the hypothesis that digoxin clearance is independent of urine flow controlling for creatinine clearance, i.e., Y ⊥⊥Z |X .
Nonparametric testing of conditional independence by means of the partial copula
Note: X= Creatinine clearance, Y = digoxin clearance, Z= urine flow.
Nonparametric testing of conditional independence by means of the partial copula
Reagent strips for the qualitative detection of alcohol in urine: SIMS-2 alcoho l sensor.
Influence of Alcohol Smell and Imagination on the Condition of the Human Organism and Subjective Human Experience