AskDefine | Define commodious

Dictionary Definition

commodious adj : large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense); "a commodious harbor"; "a commodious building suitable for conventions" [syn: convenient] [ant: incommodious]

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English

Etymology

First attested in 1423. From commodiōsus < commodus

Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /kəˈməʊdiəs/
  • italbrac US /kəˈmoʊdiəs/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊdiəs

Adjective

  1. Spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable.
    Last year's model was much more commodious than the cars built now, for fuel efficiency.
  2. Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; serviceable.

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