- 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 conveniences
“For conveniences and shops where you can buy what you need,” it is much easier, he said.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
They installed a fish pond, equipped with water pump and lights, and they constructed shelves and other conveniences for him.Hoover’s Secret Files
August 2, 2011
All these comforts and conveniences have a way of making Japan feel less foreign—almost, I dare say, like any other major city.Gal With a Suitcase
November 27, 2009
Has not your family, Madam, some one tradesman they deal with, who has conveniences of this kind?Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
The doors of the state-rooms, and other conveniences, opened on its sides and ends.
They will be quite abashed with her conveniences, sir, and unable to enjoy them.
You don't appreciate the conveniences of this hotel, Miss Colton.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
Milan has the best municipal facilities and conveniences in all Italy.Italy, the Magic Land
- 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 conveniences
"material appliances conducive to personal comfort," 1670s, plural of 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 conveniences
see at one's convenience.