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Commode   /kəmˈoʊd/   Listen

A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination.  Synonyms: can, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet.
A tall elegant chest of drawers.  Synonym: chiffonier.

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"Commode" Quotes from Famous Books

... next political catastrophe, by which Louis Philippe was shaken out of his seat, showing Mrs. Grote the conveniences of a charming apartment in a central part of Paris, said, "Voici mon salon, voici ma salle a manger, et voyez comme c'est commode! De cette fenetre je vois mes revolutions." The younger Bourbon of the Orleans branch had learned part of the lesson of government (of which even the most intelligent of that race seem destined never to learn the whole) in democratic America and democratic Switzerland. ...
— Records of a Girlhood • Frances Anne Kemble

... cifrus. Du Cange, Glossarium mediae et infimae Latinitatis, Paris, 1842, gives also chilerae. Dasypodius, Institutiones Mathematicae, Strassburg, 1593-1596, adds the forms zyphra and syphra. Boissiere, L'art d'arythmetique contenant toute dimention, tres-singulier et commode, tant pour l'art militaire que autres calculations, Paris, 1554: "Puis y en a vn autre dict zero lequel ne designe nulle quantite par soy, ains seulement les ...
— The Hindu-Arabic Numerals • David Eugene Smith

... monsieur, that The Yellow Room is a very small room. Mademoiselle had furnished it with a fairly large iron bedstead, a small table, a night-commode; a dressing-table, and two chairs. By the light of the big lamp we saw all at a glance. Mademoiselle, in her night-dress, was lying on the floor in the midst of the greatest disorder. Tables and chairs had been overthrown, showing that there ...
— The Mystery of the Yellow Room • Gaston Leroux

... her own little sanctum, opening from the parlor, busily preparing gifts for the dear five hundred friends who seemed to grow fonder and fonder as the holidays drew near. The drawers of her commode stood open, giving glimpses of dainty trifles, which she was tying ...
— Rose in Bloom - A Sequel to "Eight Cousins" • Louisa May Alcott

... a heavy drugged sleep and reached out her hand automatically for the drawer of her commode. It fumbled in the air for a moment and then she raised herself on her elbow. She glanced about the room. It was ...
— Sleeping Fires • Gertrude Atherton

... to death with sightseeing," replied Madge. "I could fall asleep this moment. Besides, who's here to dress my hair? I couldn't go without a commode." ...
— Philip Winwood • Robert Neilson Stephens

Words linked to "Commode" :   chest, john, potty chair, dresser, plumbing fixture, toilet, bath, toilet bowl, potty seat, chiffonier, drawer, bathroom, can, flush toilet, lavatory, stool, chest of drawers, lav, flushless toilet, toilet seat, privy, bureau

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