commodious


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com·mo·di·ous

 (kə-mō′dē-əs)
adj.
1. Spacious; roomy: "I told them that I wished to rent a furnished house not too near the town, commodious enough to allow for two separate suites of rooms" (Jean Rhys). See Synonyms at spacious.
2. Archaic Suitable; handy.

[Middle English, convenient, from Medieval Latin commodiōsus, from Latin commodus : com-, com- + modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

com·mo′di·ous·ly adv.
com·mo′di·ous·ness n.
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commodious

(kəˈməʊdɪəs)
adj
1. (of buildings, rooms, etc) large and roomy; spacious
2. archaic suitable; convenient
[C15: from Medieval Latin commodiōsus, from Latin commodus convenient, from com- with + modus measure]
comˈmodiously adv
comˈmodiousness n
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com•mo•di•ous

(kəˈmoʊ di əs)

adj.
spacious and convenient; ample; roomy: a commodious apartment.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin commodiōsus= Latin commodi(tās) convenience (see commodity) + -ōsus -ous]
com•mo′di•ous•ly, adv.
com•mo′di•ous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.commodious - large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense); "a commodious harbor"; "a commodious building suitable for conventions"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
incommodious - uncomfortably or inconveniently small; "incommodious hotel accommodations"
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commodious

adjective roomy, large, comfortable, extensive, ample, spacious, expansive, capacious Big terraces of commodious houses went up.
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commodious

adjective
Having plenty of room:
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Translations
فَسيح، مُتَّسِع
prostorný
rummelig
rúmgóîur
plašs

commodious

[kəˈməʊdɪəs] ADJgrande, espacioso
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commodious

[kəˈməʊdiəs] adj [room, house] → spacieux/euse
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commodious

adjgeräumig
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commodious

[kəˈməʊdɪəs] adjspazioso/a
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commodious

(kəˈməudiəs) adjective
spacious.
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References in classic literature ?
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's square wall of a forehead, which had his eyebrows for its base, while his eyes found commodious cellarage in two dark caves, overshadowed by the wall.
[1331b] separate from this for buying and selling, which should be so situated as to be commodious for the reception of goods both by sea and land.
Then, Mr Wegg, in a dry unflinching way, entered on his task; going straight across country at everything that came before him; taking all the hard words, biographical and geographical; getting rather shaken by Hadrian, Trajan, and the Antonines; stumbling at Polybius (pronounced Polly Beeious, and supposed by Mr Boffin to be a Roman virgin, and by Mrs Boffin to be responsible for that necessity of dropping it); heavily unseated by Titus Antoninus Pius; up again and galloping smoothly with Augustus; finally, getting over the ground well with Commodus: who, under the appellation of Commodious, was held by Mr Boffin to have been quite unworthy of his English origin, and 'not to have acted up to his name' in his government of the Roman people.
Thus it is observable that the buildings which a single architect has planned and executed, are generally more elegant and commodious than those which several have attempted to improve, by making old walls serve for purposes for which they were not originally built.
There was an air of grandeur in it that struck you with awe, and rivalled the beauties of the best Grecian architecture; and it was as commodious within as venerable without.
I worked at a commodious green-topped table placed directly in front of the west window which looked out over the prairie.
Travelling hard all night, we found ourselves next morning past the plain; but the road we were in was not more commodious, the points of the rocks pierced our feet; to increase our perplexities we were alarmed with the approach of an armed troop, which our fear immediately suggested to be the Galles, who chiefly beset these passes of the mountains; we put ourselves on the defensive, and expected them, whom, upon a more exact examination, we found to be only a caravan of merchants come as usual to fetch salt.
This convenience, I was told, had been ordered, and I found, toward the close of the June afternoon, a commodious fly in waiting for me.
I heard a very warm debate between two professors, about the most commodious and effectual ways and means of raising money, without grieving the subject.
The chariots themselves were large, commodious, and gorgeously decorated.
"Yes," she said, "she often thought so;" and added, "it is my garden, monsieur, which makes me retain this house, otherwise I should probably have removed to larger and more commodious premises long since; but you see I could not take my garden with me, and I should scarcely find one so large and pleasant anywhere else in town."
All this while, the labors at the infant settlement went on with unremitting assiduity, and, by the 26th of September, a commodious mansion, spacious enough to accommodate all hands, was completed.