Commode



[kuh-mohd] /kəˈmoʊd/

noun
1.
a low cabinet or similar piece of furniture, often highly ornamental, containing drawers or shelves.
2.
a stand or cupboard containing a chamber pot or washbasin.
3.
(def 1).
4.
a portable , especially one on a chairlike frame with wheels, as for an invalid.
5.
an elaborate headdress consisting chiefly of a high framework decorated with lace, ribbons, etc., worn perched on top of the hair by women in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
/kəˈməʊd/
noun
1.
a piece of furniture, usually highly ornamented, containing drawers or shelves
2.
a bedside table with a cabinet below for a chamber pot or washbasin
3.
a movable piece of furniture, sometimes in the form of a chair, with a hinged flap concealing a chamber pot
4.
a woman’s high-tiered headdress of lace, worn in the late 17th century
n.

1786, “chest of drawers,” earlier (1680s) name of a type of fashionable ladies’ headdress, from French commode, noun use of adjective meaning “convenient, suitable,” from Latin commodus “proper, fit, appropriate, convenient, satisfactory,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + modus “measure, manner” (see mode (n.1)). Meaning “chair housing a chamber pot” first attested 1851 from notion of “convenience.”

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