Com*mode" (?), n. [F. commode, fr. commode convenient, L. commodus; com- + modus measure, mode. See Mode.]
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.
A piece of furniture, so named according to temporary fashion; as: (a) A cheat 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 for a wash bowl, with closet.
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