- Anything movable that is bought and sold, with the exception of animals.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
COMMODITY. A woman's commodity; the private parts of
a modest woman, and the public parts of a prostitute.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Com*mod"i*ty (?), n.; pl.
Commodities (#). [F. commodité,
fr. L. commoditas. See Commode.] 1.
Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage;
interest; commodiousness. [Obs.]
Drawn by the commodity of a footpath.
Men may seek their own commodity, yet if
this were done with injury to others, it was not to be
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,
3. A parcel or quantity of goods.
A commodity of brown paper and old
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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