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- n. The state or quality of being commodious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of being commodious; suitableness for its purpose; convenience; roominess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being commodious; suitableness for its purpose; convenience; fitness: as, the commodiousness of a house.
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- n. spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building)
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Part of the "commodiousness" of a building should be how it serves people who may never enter it.
The chief hotel at Sherton – Abbas was an old stone-fronted inn with a yawning arch, under which vehicles were driven by stooping coachmen to back premises of wonderful commodiousness.
We had a pleasing conviction of the commodiousness of civilization, and heartily laughed at the ravings of those absurd visionaries who have attempted to persuade us of the superior advantages of a state of nature.
Having said this in his First Book of Good Deeds, he says again, that both commodiousness and grace pertain to mean or indifferent things, none of which according to them, is profitable.
So in the wood and the hollows he hid a number of archers and spearmen, confident that the commodiousness of the place would allure the Romans.
The commodiousness of money is indeed great; but there are some advantages which money cannot buy, and which therefore no wise man will by the love of money be tempted to forego.
“The boundless extent of territory we possess, the wholesome temperament of our climate, the luxuriance and fertility of our soil, the variety of our products, the rapidity of the growth of our population, the industry of our countrymen, and the commodiousness of our ports” had caused “a jealousy of our dawning splendor.”
The harbors are very marvels of commodiousness, that of Port Jackson, the entrance to Sydney, being fifteen miles long.
Agricola by men of experience, that never had any captain more sagely chosen his stations for commodiousness and situation; for that no place of strength founded by him, was ever taken by violence, or abandoned upon articles or despair.
Catalina, nor did the buildings seem of as great size and commodiousness.