Commodity Com*mod"i*ty, n.; pl. {Commodities}. [F. commodit['e], fr. L. commoditas. See {Commode}.] 1. Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Drawn by the commodity of a footpath. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Men may seek their own commodity, yet if this were done with injury to others, it was not to be suffered. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. That which affords convenience, advantage, or profit, especially in commerce, including everything movable that is bought and sold (except animals), -- goods, wares, merchandise, produce of land and manufactures, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A parcel or quantity of goods. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A commodity of brown paper and old ginger. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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