May 23, 2015
- commodious (adjective)
- What does it mean?
- : having a comfortable amount of space
- How do you use it?
- "Miss Crawford found a sister without preciseness or rusticity, a sister's husband who looked the gentleman, and a house commodious and well fitted up . . ." (Jane Austen, _Mansfield Park_)
- Are you a word wiz?
Which word do you think is a synonym of "commodious"?"Commodious," "spacious," "ample," and "capacious" all mean larger than the average in size or capacity. "Commodious" stresses that something is roomy and comfortable, as in "Our hotel room was airy and commodious." "Spacious" implies great length and width, as in "They have a spacious front lawn." "Ample" suggests that something is greater in size, expanse, or amount than what is adequate, as in "There is ample space for three people in the car's backseat." "Capacious" stresses the ability to hold, contain, or keep more than the average, as in "There is a capacious storage room near the school's cafeteria."