[ kuhn-veen-yuhns ]
/ kənˈvin yəns /


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.

Nearby words

  1. convective heat,
  2. convector,
  3. convenance,
  4. convene,
  5. convener,
  6. convenience food,
  7. convenience store,
  8. conveniences,
  9. conveniency,
  10. convenient

Origin of convenience

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin convenientia harmony, agreement. See convenient, -ence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for conveniences


/ (kənˈviːnɪəns) /


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for conveniences
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with conveniences


see at one's convenience.

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