Meaning of “commode” in the English Dictionary

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"commode" in British English

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commodenoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈməʊd/ us /kəˈmoʊd/

Examples from literature

  • Commodes and screens were ornamented with Chinese lacquer, which had been imported by the Dutch and taken to Paris, after the French invasion of the Netherlands. 
  • I couldn't go without a commode. 
  • In France the variations of type were even more numerous than in England, and it is sometimes difficult to distinguish a commode from a buffet. 
  • There are beautiful examples of his work in many of the great collections of furniture, notably the wonderful commode in the Wallace collection. 
  • Two commodes, with ill-fitting lids, sufficed for ten men, and in the underground apartment to which we were condemned, and of which the ventilation was very indifferent, the conditions became nauseating. 

(Definition of “commode” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)