Definitions for: Commode


[n] a tall elegant chest of drawers
[n] a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination



Webster (1913) Definition: Com*mode", n. [F. commode, fr. commode convenient, L.
commodus; com- + modus measure, mode. See Mode.]
1. A kind of headdress formerly worn by ladies, raising the
hair and fore part of the cap to a great height.

Or under high commodes, with looks erect.
--Granville.

2. A piece of furniture, so named according to temporary
fashion; as:
(a) A chest of drawers or a bureau.
(b) A night stand with a compartment for holding a chamber
vessel.
(c) A kind of close stool.
(d) A movable sink or stand for a wash bowl, with closet.

Synonyms: can, chiffonier, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet

See Also: bath, bathroom, bureau, chest, chest of drawers, drawer, dresser, flush toilet, flushless toilet, john, lav, lavatory, plumbing fixture, potty chair, potty seat, privy, toilet bowl, toilet seat

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