Definition of commode noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˈməʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmoʊd//
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  1. 1a piece of furniture that looks like a chair but has a toilet under the seat
  2. 2a piece of furniture, especially an old or antique one, with drawers for storing things in
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent. (in sense (2)): from French, literally ‘convenient, suitable’, from Latin commodus. Sense (1) dates from the early 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commode