com·​mo·​di·​ous kə-ˈmō-dē-əs How to pronounce commodious (audio)
: comfortably or conveniently spacious : roomy
a commodious closet
archaic : handy, serviceable
commodiously adverb
commodiousness noun

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Commodious means "roomy." Earlier meanings are "beneficial" or "useful" as well as "serviceable." The adjective comes from Latin commodum, meaning "convenience." A commodious space, unarguably, has its benefits and conveniences.

Choose the Right Synonym for commodious

spacious, commodious, capacious, ample mean larger in extent or capacity than the average.

spacious implies great length and breadth.

a spacious front lawn

commodious stresses roominess and comfortableness.

a commodious and airy penthouse apartment

capacious stresses the ability to hold, contain, or retain more than the average.

a capacious suitcase

ample implies having a greater size, expanse, or amount than that deemed adequate.

ample closet space

Examples of commodious in a Sentence

a house with exceptionally commodious closets
Recent Examples on the Web Finally, the Triton residence measures a commodious 8,700 square feet with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a pool. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024 This dissonance between the veneer of refinement and the sinister forces pulsing beneath has become especially stark in recent decades, as the United Kingdom, stripped of its empire, has found a new role as a commodious base for global kleptocrats. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 The guest house measures a commodious 3,800 square feet, and there’s also a three-bedroom caretaker’s home, which can also be used as a guest residence. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 10 Jan. 2024 The residences, designed by SB Architects and Champalimaud Design, will contain between two and five bedrooms and span from a roomy 3,124 to a commodious 7,459 square feet. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 4 Jan. 2024 The swanky Fernwood Road residence measures a commodious 8,300 square feet over three floors, and among the most notable and unusual perks is the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, a feature rarely seen in a private home. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 6 Dec. 2023 And a Super Hitch super-truss rear hitch, a B&W gooseneck hitch, and rear traction bars help with heavy sled dragging. Inside the commodious cabin, driver and passengers stay cool with Vintage Air. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 23 Oct. 2023 Called The Aangan, the home spans a commodious 20,000 square feet and is located in Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2023 Measuring in at a commodious 12,500 square feet with high ceilings and custom millwork throughout, the residence offers six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Mark David, Robb Report, 9 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle English, fertile, useful, modification of Medieval Latin commodosus, from Latin commodum convenience, from neuter of commodus

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of commodious was in 1549


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“Commodious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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com·​mo·​di·​ous kə-ˈmōd-ē-əs How to pronounce commodious (audio)
: having a comfortable amount of space
commodiously adverb
commodiousness noun

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