- the quality of being convenient; suitability.
- anything that saves or simplifies work, adds to one's ease or comfort, etc., as an appliance, utensil, or the like.
- a convenient situation or time: at your convenience.
- advantage or accommodation: a shelter for the convenience of travelers.
- Chiefly British. water closet(def 1).
- easy to obtain, use, or reach; made for convenience: convenience utensils that can be discarded after use.
Origin of convenience
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Examples from the Web for convenience
Holsey admitted to killing a police officer after robbing a convenience store.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
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On the afternoon Brown was killed, he had stolen a pack of cigars from a convenience store.The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson
November 26, 2014
The bond between women and detachable showerheads, after all, is both a marriage of convenience and one of love.I Tried Cosmo’s New Lesbian Sex Tips
November 18, 2014
While the two outfits have long enjoyed a marriage of convenience, they have been careful to maintain a distance from each other.Al Qaeda’s Desperation Could Be India’s Nightmare
September 6, 2014
And then you go and open a convenience store and it’s the ‘All-American convenience store.Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist
August 11, 2014
For convenience and economy, these jars or cans should be labeled.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
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And we are to go--you and I--as soon as it suits your convenience to be able to travel.In the Valley
There's no inconvenience but has its convenience, said Betty, giving me proverb for proverb.
Let me tell you, Sir, you cannot have the convenience without the inconvenience.
Those who marry for love seldom so happy as those who marry for convenience.
- the state or quality of being suitable or opportunethe convenience of the hour
- a convenient time or situation
- at your convenience at a time suitable to you
- at your earliest convenience formal as soon as possible
- usefulness, comfort, or facility
- an object that is particularly useful, esp a labour-saving device
- euphemistic, mainly British a lavatory, esp a public one
- make a convenience of to take advantage of; impose upon
Word Origin and History for convenience
late 14c., "agreement, conformity," from Latin convenientia "meeting together, agreement, harmony," from conveniens, present participle of convenire (see convene). Meaning "suitable, adapted to existing conditions" is from c.1600; that of "personally not difficult" is from 1703.
Idioms and Phrases with convenience
see at one's convenience.