Examples from the Web for commode
In that relationship, the lower-class king of his dingy domain is enthroned atop a commode and uses a toilet brush as a scepter.
The imperial N may be seen on the corners of the console tables and on the commode.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
The commode was her especial pride; it was so dignified and stately.
On the corners of the commode a bust of Pascal faced another of Béranger—one grave, the other smiling.
The commode is decorated with gilt ornaments worth a thousand pistoles.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
He climbed upon the commode, put his eye to the crevice, and looked.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for commode
Word Origin for commode
Word Origin and History for commode
1786, "chest of drawers," earlier (1680s) name of a type of fashionable ladies' headdress, from French commode, noun use of adjective meaning "convenient, suitable," from Latin commodus "proper, fit, appropriate, convenient, satisfactory," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)). Meaning "chair housing a chamber pot" first attested 1851 from notion of "convenience."