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Definition of commodious

1 : comfortably or conveniently spacious : roomy a commodious closet
2 archaic : handy, serviceable

Other Words from commodious

commodiously adverb
commodiousness noun

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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

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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.

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a house with exceptionally commodious closets
Recent Examples on the Web The result is an airy, commodious abode that merges with the outdoors. Alia Akkam, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2022 The cargo volume of 39 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 75 with the rear seatbacks folded is among the most commodious in the segment (and no less than the nonhybrid Tucson). Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 22 Dec. 2021 With a commodious trunk and enough space for four adults to relax in comfort, the Accord is also an ideal road-trip partner, made even better by its comprehensive set of standard driver-assistance features and intuitive infotainment system. Car and Driver, 4 Feb. 2022 The commodious building also could house other tenants. Jacques Kelly,, 22 Jan. 2022 The commodious licensing structure for physicians – where licensure comes after sufficient relevant work experience – has adapted to healthcare’s higher complexity. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 On the subject of tents, the most elaborate and commodious (think: chandeliers) just might be the one at Heather's (5201 Chicago Av. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 18 June 2021 But despite the car’s architecture and the fact that the NSX has a strictly two-person capacity, the model features a rear trunk compartment that is fairly commodious and practical for weekend jaunts—golf clubs or skis notwithstanding. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2021 The rear seats are more comfortable and even more commodious than those in front. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, 16 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of commodious

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for commodious

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

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“Commodious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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