from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something useful that can be turned to commercial or other advantage: "Left-handed, power-hitting third basemen are a rare commodity in the big leagues” ( Steve Guiremand).
- n. An article of trade or commerce, especially an agricultural or mining product that can be processed and resold.
- n. Advantage; benefit.
- n. Obsolete A quantity of goods.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Raw materials, agricultural and other primary products as objects of large-scale trading in specialized exchanges.
- n. Undifferentiated goods characterized by a low profit margin, as distinguished from branded products.
- n. Anything which has both a use-value and an exchange-value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness.
- n. That which affords convenience, advantage, or profit, especially in commerce, including everything movable that is bought and sold (except animals), -- goods, wares, merchandise, produce of land and manufactures, etc.
- n. A parcel or quantity of goods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Accommodation; convenience; suitableness; commodiousness.
- n. Profit; advantage; interest.
- n. That which is useful; anything that is useful, convenient, or serviceable; particularly, an article of merchandise; anything movable that is a subject of trade or of acquisition.
- n. Distribution of wares; parcel; supply.
- n. Synonyms Merchandise, Goods, etc.
- n. See property.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. articles of commerce
Middle English commodite, from Old French, convenience, from Latin commoditās, from commodus, convenient; see commodious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English commoditee, from Anglo-Norman commoditee, from Latin commoditat, commoditas. (Wiktionary)