convenient

[ kuhn-veen-yuhnt ]
/ kənˈvin yənt /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. convenience,
  2. convenience food,
  3. convenience store,
  4. conveniences,
  5. conveniency,
  6. conveniently,
  7. convenor,
  8. convent,
  9. conventicle,
  10. convention

Origin of convenient

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin convenient- (stem of conveniēns), present participle of convenīre to be suitable, come together. See convene, -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for convenient

convenient

/ (kənˈviːnɪənt) /

adjective

suitable for one's purpose or needs; opportune
easy to use
close by or easily accessible; handy
Derived Formsconveniently, adverb

Word Origin for convenient

C14: from Latin conveniēns appropriate, fitting, from convenīre to come together, be in accord with, from venīre to come

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Word Origin and History for convenient

convenient

adj.

late 14c., from Latin convenientem (nominative conveniens), present participle of convenire (see convene).

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