from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Spacious; roomy. See Synonyms at spacious.
- adj. Archaic Suitable; handy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable.
- adj. Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; suitable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; serviceable; spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Beneficial; helpful; useful; favorable.
- Suitable; fit; proper; convenient; becoming: in a general sense.
- Affording good accommodation; convenient and roomy; suitable and spacious: as, a commodious dwelling; a commodious harbor.
- Synonyms Convenient, suitable, fit, proper, useful, comfortable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
The head quarters at Newburgh consist of a single house, neither large nor commodious, which is built in the Dutch fashion.
A set of rooms next to mine was vacant, and Campion, who welcomed a new worker, had the two sets thrown into what house-agents term a commodious flat.
A year ago the necessities of Alfred Waltham's affairs had led to a change; he and his wife and their two children, together with Mrs. Waltham the dowager, removed to what the auctioneers call a commodious residence on the outskirts of Belwick.
The coach was a kind of commodious wagonette, invented by the modernist talent of the courier, who dominated the expedition with his scientific activity and breezy wit.
"My bed is something like the carpets in Queen Elizabeth's time, and this shelter-tent is not one which can be called commodious, but
'commodious' by 'commodious as a college building' without altering our conclusion; though we can guess that the recipient, who thought he was in the lion-house of the Zoo, would be less likely to assent to.
Upon hearing the news, neighbor Amy Seidenwurm headed over to the store, donned her bee suit, and bravely herded the bees to a cardboard box, transferring them to "greener pastures where the flowers are dripping with nectar and hives are clean and commodious."
But the beauty, the greatness, the glory — Mr. Meagher employed the word "majestic" to describe these mute but far from personality-free bar workers — of Old Town's urinals is that they're almost as commodious as a stall.
Palladio's theatre was built inside another building, for an audience of cultivated patricians; the Globe was built outdoors for a general public, and so was serviceable and commodious rather than magnificent.
I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there.
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