Com·mod·i·ty n.; pl. Commodities
1. Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness. [Obs.]
Drawn by the commodity of a footpath. --B. Jonson.
Men may seek their own commodity, yet if this were done with injury to others, it was not to be suffered. --Hooker.
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.
3. A parcel or quantity of goods. [Obs.]
A commodity of brown paper and old ginger. --Shak.
n : articles of commerce [syn: trade goods, goods]