noun, plural com·mod·i·ties.
Origin of commodity
Examples from the Web for commodities
How did we reach the stage where female bodies are treated as commodities?
But most destructively, it distorts that most precious of all commodities for a patient with a disease: hope.
Given that he will soon speculate his remaining money on the commodities market, this downward trajectory does not bode well.One Perfect Summer Day in Virginia Woolf, Saul Bellow and Others|Matt Seidel|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And that move would be hugely consequential for markets, influencing the price of bonds, stocks, commodities, and gold.Today’s Unemployment Report Is an S.O.S. to the Fed|Daniel Gross|September 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Fed announced QE3 on September 13 and, initially, commodities gained smartly.
For what is the reason that most commodities are held at such excessive rates, but because labour is so very dear?No Cross, No Crown|William Penn
The value of a commodity is not affected by the number of commodities of other kinds.
But who else could provide the demand for the commodities incorporating the capitalised surplus value?The Accumulation of Capital|Rosa Luxemburg
How are we to provide and pay for the commodities we need for the support of the nation?Rebuilding Britain|Alfred Hopkinson
During the Civil War, cloth as well as all other commodities were very high.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for commodities
noun plural -ties
- a quantity of goods
- convenience or expediency
Word Origin for commodity
Word Origin and History for commodities
early 15c., "benefit, profit, welfare;" later "a convenient or useful product," from Middle French commodité "benefit, profit," from Latin commoditatem (nominative commoditas) "fitness, adaptation, convenience, advantage," from commodus "suitable, convenient" (see commode). General sense "property possession" is from c.1500.
Culture definitions for commodities
Any product manufactured or grown.