Definition of commodious in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈməʊdɪəs/


1 formal Roomy and comfortable: they moved to a more commodious dwelling
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  • A commodious dwelling house with a spacious garden that included a fish pond, was also part of the property.
  • I found the suites capacious, the sofas commodious, the sandwiches copious.
  • The boot is spacious with the seats in place and really commodious when they are tipped over.
roomy, capacious, spacious, ample, substantial, generous, sizeable, large, big, broad, wide, extensive
rare spacey
2 archaic Convenient.
Example sentences
  • For without order there can be nothing commodious, graceful and noble.



Example sentences
  • The particular application of these distinctive characters may more commodiously be reserved for another place.
  • The spatial image can be transcribed very briefly and commodiously in the form of a map.
  • The two ends put together form one constant table for everything, and the centre piece stands exceedingly well under the glass, and holds a great deal most commodiously.


Example sentences
  • The first European to set eyes on the island, he was sorry to go, ‘leaving the said land with much regret because of its commodiousness and beauty, thinking it was not without some properties of value’.
  • In battle, in travelling, and on other occasions, this added much to the commodiousness and grace of the costume.
  • But the commodiousness of the plain was not the only reason for making the selection.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'beneficial, useful'): from French commodieux or medieval Latin commodiosus, based on Latin commodus 'convenient'.

Words that rhyme with commodious

melodious, odious

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