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Definition of "commode" [com•mode]

  • A low cabinet or chest of drawers, often elaborately decorated and usually standing on legs or short feet. (noun)
  • A movable stand or cupboard containing a washbowl. (noun)
  • A chair enclosing a chamber pot. (noun)
  • A toilet. (noun)
  • A woman's ornate headdress, fashionable around 1700. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commode" in a sentence
  • "The term commode is still used as another name for the bathroom, or toilet."
  • ""I presume you mean that flushing toilet paper down the commode is normally an acceptable practice.""
  • "I presume you mean that flushing toilet paper down the commode is normally an acceptable practice."