noun, plural com·mod·i·ties.
- commodity exchange,
- commodity futures trading commission,
Origin of commodity
Examples from the Web for commodity
If we begin to see the other as our possession and commodity, our shoe, the shadow of our shadow, is there ever a happy outcome?
If they run off with somebody else, we say they were stolen—as if they are an object or a commodity.
Taylor knows not only the value of her commodity, but also how to control it.Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple|Dale Eisinger|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than any other media proprietor, Rupert Murdoch had an intuitive revelation about the value of news as a commodity.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The woman is a commodity to make money—the dowry becomes a business transaction.
The value of a commodity is not affected by the number of commodities of other kinds.
With us, education is a commodity to be trafficked in: abroad, it is a duty.
There is therefore nothing deleterious in the usual practice of adulterating this commodity of the table.A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons|Fredrick Accum
To lay duties on a commodity exported, which our neighbors want, is a knavish attempt to get something for nothing.
The real costs which the price of a commodity measures are not absolute, but comparative.Supply and Demand|Hubert D. Henderson
noun plural -ties
- a quantity of goods
- convenience or expediency
Word Origin for commodity
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.
Any product manufactured or grown.