- suitable or agreeable to the needs or purpose; well-suited with respect to facility or ease in use; favorable, easy, or comfortable for use.
- at hand; easily accessible: Their house is convenient to all transportation.
- Obsolete. fitting; suitable.
Origin of convenient
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Examples from the Web for convenient
Texas is a convenient base for any Christian obsessed with Israel.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist
December 14, 2014
We agreed on the Sheppard Centre shopping mall in north Toronto because it was convenient.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything
November 13, 2014
Frank no longer has his convenient foil from The Lay of the Land, his Tibetan associate Mike Mahoney.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe
November 4, 2014
But Brown has no interest in insularity or convenient resolutions.Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil
November 2, 2014
And, as in countless other countries (Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria), LGBT people are a convenient scapegoat.Egypt’s LGBTs Fight Grindr Crackdown
October 18, 2014
Certainly, it would be convenient to please Mrs. Evan Roberts.
Would his employer be so kind as to excuse him for an hour, if convenient?
It will be convenient to deal with the fortunes of the right column first.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
"It hasn't been convenient to do it before," was the crisp answer.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Duties often spring up to our view at a convenient opportunity.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- suitable for one's purpose or needs; opportune
- easy to use
- close by or easily accessible; handy
Word Origin and History for convenient
late 14c., from Latin convenientem (nominative conveniens), present participle of convenire (see convene).