commode

noun com·mode \ kə-ˈmōd \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of commode

1 : a woman's ornate cap popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries
2 a : a low chest of drawers
b : a movable washstand with a cupboard underneath
c : a boxlike structure holding a chamber pot under an open seat; also : chamber pot
d : toilet 1a

Examples of commode in a Sentence

  1. There are towels in the cabinet above the commode.

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Origin and Etymology of commode

French, from commode, adjective, suitable, convenient, from Latin commodus, from com- + modus measure — more at mete

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COMMODE Defined for English Language Learners

commode

noun

Definition of commode for English Language Learners

  • : a low piece of furniture with drawers or sometimes a door and shelves

  • : a chair with a hole in the seat and a pot underneath that is used as a toilet


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