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commode
1772 French commode with painted scenes on Sèvres porcelain by Martin Carlin (1730-1785)

com·mode

 (kə-mōd′)
n.
1. A low cabinet or chest of drawers, often elaborately decorated and usually standing on legs or short feet.
2.
a. A movable stand or cupboard containing a washbowl.
b. A chair enclosing a chamber pot.
c. A toilet.
3. A woman's ornate headdress, fashionable around 1700.

[French, from commode, convenient, from Latin commodus; see commodious.]

commode

(kəˈməʊd)
n
1. (Furniture) a piece of furniture, usually highly ornamented, containing drawers or shelves
2. (Furniture) a bedside table with a cabinet below for a chamber pot or washbasin
3. (Furniture) a movable piece of furniture, sometimes in the form of a chair, with a hinged flap concealing a chamber pot
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's high-tiered headdress of lace, worn in the late 17th century
[C17: from French, from Latin commodus commodious]

com•mode

(kəˈmoʊd)

n.
1. a low cabinet or similar piece of furniture, often highly ornamented, containing drawers or shelves.
2. a stand or cupboard containing a chamber pot or washbasin.
4. a portable toilet, esp. one on a chairlike frame, as for an invalid.
5. a headdress with a high framework decorated with lace, ribbons, etc., worn by women in the 17th and 18th centuries.
[1680–90; < French < Latin commodus convenient <com- + modus mode1]

commode

An ornate, low cabinet or chest of drawers, usually on legs or short feet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commode - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urinationcommode - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
flushless toilet - a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water)
flush toilet, lavatory - a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
potty chair, potty seat - toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children
john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet, bathroom, can - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
toilet bowl - the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
toilet seat - the hinged seat on a toilet
2.commode - a tall elegant chest of drawerscommode - a tall elegant chest of drawers  
chest of drawers, dresser, bureau, chest - furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
Translations

commode

[kəˈməʊd] N (with chamber pot) → silla f con orinal; (= chest of drawers) → cómoda f

commode

[kəˈməʊd] n
(mainly British) (= toilet chair) → chaise f percée

commode

n
(= chest of drawers)Kommode f
(= night-commode)(Nacht)stuhl m

commode

n. inodoro, servicio.

commode

n silla inodoro, silla con inodoro
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