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commode


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commode  \Com*mode"\,  n.  [F.  commode,  fr  commode  convenient,  L. 
  commodus  com-  +  modus  measure,  mode.  See  {Mode}.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  headdress  formerly  worn  by  ladies,  raising  the 
  hair  and  fore  part  of  the  cap  to  a  great  height. 
 
  Or  under  high  commodes,  with  looks  erect. 
  --Granville. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  furniture,  so  named  according  to  temporary 
  fashion;  as: 
  a  A  chest  of  drawers  or  a  bureau. 
  b  A  night  stand  with  a  compartment  for  holding  a  chamber 
  vessel. 
  c  A  kind  of  close  stool. 
  d  A  movable  sink  or  stand  for  a  wash  bowl,  with  closet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commode 
  n  1:  a  plumbing  fixture  for  defecation  and  urination  [syn:  {toilet}, 
  {can},  {crapper},  {pot},  {potty},  {stool},  {throne}] 
  2:  a  tall  elegant  chest  of  drawers  [syn:  {chiffonier}] 




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