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Monday, September 18, 2006

Definitions for commodious

  1. spacious and convenient; roomy: a commodious apartment.
  2. ample or adequate for a particular purpose: a commodious harbor.

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Citations for commodious
Sometimes on the journey, trapped in the ship's stink and heave, they had talked about the premises they would have at journey's end. They should be commodious, Vance said, and in a fashionable neighbourhood … Hilary Mantel, The Giant, O'Brien, 1998
She changed her gown for a more comfortable and commodious wrapper. Kate Chopin, The Awakening, 1899
Origin of commodious
late Middle English
Commodious shares a root with the English word commodity in the Latin term commodus meaning "convenient." It entered English in the late 1300s.
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