Origin of commodiousME, convenient from Medieval Latin commodiosus from Classical Latin commodus: see commode
The definition of commodious is something that is spacious and roomy.
A large overstuffed sofa is an example of something commodious.
- Spacious; roomy: “I told them that I wished to rent a furnished house not too near the town, commodious enough to allow for two separate suites of rooms” ( Jean Rhys ) See Synonyms at spacious.
- Archaic Suitable; handy.
Origin of commodiousMiddle English convenient from Medieval Latin commodiōsus from Latin commodus com- com- modus measure ; see med- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more commodious, superlative most commodious)
- The harbour is safe and commodious, but has a bar at the mouth.
- Each of these divisions of the city possesses a large and commodious harbour, that of the inner town, or city proper, being protected by strong fortifications.
- The extension of the railway from Greenock (in 1889) to the commodious pier, with a tunnel i 3 m.
- The fine bay in front of the city, affording a safe and commodious harbour, is formed by an island stretching along the south of it.
- This lagoon forms a commodious harbour, once the bar has been crossed.