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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj commodious large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense) "a commodious harbor","a commodious building suitable for conventions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Commodious Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; serviceable; spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable; as, a commodious house. "A commodious drab.""Commodious gold.""The haven was not commodious to winter in."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • commodious Beneficial; helpful; useful; favorable.
    • commodious Suitable; fit; proper; convenient; becoming: in a general sense.
    • commodious Affording good accommodation; convenient and roomy; suitable and spacious: as, a commodious dwelling; a commodious harbor.
    • commodious Synonyms Convenient, suitable, fit, proper, useful, comfortable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Commodious kom-ō′di-us suitable or convenient: roomy, spacious:
    • adj Commodious kom-ō′di-us (Shak.) serviceable: comfortable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. commodiosus, fr. L. commodum, convenience, fr. commodus,. See Commode
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. commoduscom, with, modus, measure.


In literature:

Their march was toilsome; and Mildred, taking advantage of a commodious place, sat down to rest upon the lava.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
The site is high and well drained; the building large and commodious and up-to-date in all its apartments.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
And now suppose we take possession of this commodious mansion.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
We need a building of our own, commodious, and in some way proportioned to the great interests we represent.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O" by Various
When completed, the restaurant on the first floor will be more commodious and comfortable than it is at present.
"The Gourmet's Guide to Europe" by Algernon Bastard
The buildings are ample and commodious.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
Frequently religious communities embarked in these ventures, and used their commodious buildings as granaries.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
For such purposes as that now on foot the house was most commodious.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Two days later the three boys sat on the verandah of Mr. Black's commodious house awaiting the call to breakfast.
"The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz" by Frank Fowler
All that were erected for the purpose are commodious and comfortable, though the more recent structures are the best arranged.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
In Wych Street stands, nevertheless, an oasis in the midst of a desert, a pretty and commodious little theatre, called the Olympic.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
He directed them to move their tents into a more commodious situation in one of his own fields.
"The Gipsies' Advocate or, Observations on the Origin, Character, Manners, and Habits of The English Gipsies" by James Crabb
The barn, which was kept as a prison for Germans was large and commodious.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
The chamber plan of this house is commodious, furnishing one large room and three smaller ones.
"Rural Architecture" by Lewis Falley Allen
Irish Mary with a great glittering car that was as commodious as the average theatre dressing room.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
The State-rooms are commodious and handsome, although there is nothing very superb or grand in the decorations or furniture.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
The cars are very commodious, holding eight persons, each having a nicely-cushioned chair.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
He was taken to a commodious chamber.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
This residence was ultimately fitted up in such a way as to become a comparatively comfortable and commodious abode.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Yes, there stood a commodious cabin right in the midst of the thick woods.
"The Boy Scouts of Lenox" by Frank V. Webster

In news:

Former residents of this gentile Caribbean island prefer to be called Bajans, and Culpeppers is one of their most commodious outposts.
Commodious Mens Underwear for the Comfy Match.
Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur.
Its condition was not pristine, and, at 870 square feet, the cabin was hardly commodious.

In science:

With the commodification of content, content producers face a challenge of how to effectively promote and distribute their content.
Analysis of Social Voting Patterns on Digg