1. 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.
2. Archaic Suitable; handy.
[Middle English, convenient, from Medieval Latin commodiōsus, from Latin commodus : com-, com- + modus, measure; see med- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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