commode

[ kuh-mohd ]
/ kəˈmoʊd /

noun

a low cabinet or similar piece of furniture, often highly ornamental, containing drawers or shelves.
a stand or cupboard containing a chamber pot or washbasin.
a portable toilet, especially one on a chairlike frame with wheels, as for an invalid.
an elaborate headdress consisting chiefly of a high framework decorated with lace, ribbons, etc., worn perched on top of the hair by women in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Origin of commode

1680–90; < French < Latin commodus convenient, equivalent to com- com- + modus mode1
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commode

/ (kəˈməʊd) /

noun

a piece of furniture, usually highly ornamented, containing drawers or shelves
a bedside table with a cabinet below for a chamber pot or washbasin
a movable piece of furniture, sometimes in the form of a chair, with a hinged flap concealing a chamber pot
a woman's high-tiered headdress of lace, worn in the late 17th century

Word Origin for commode

C17: from French, from Latin commodus commodious
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