from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality of being suitable to one's comfort, purposes, or needs: the convenience of living near shops, schools, and libraries.
  • n. Personal comfort or advantage: services that promote the customer's convenience.
  • n. Something that increases comfort or saves work: household conveniences such as a washing machine, an electric can opener, and disposable diapers. See Synonyms at amenity.
  • n. A suitable or agreeable time: Fill out the form at your earliest convenience.
  • n. Chiefly British A lavatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the quality of being suitable, useful or convenient
  • n. anything that makes for an easier life
  • n. a convenient time, especially in the phrase at one's convenience
  • n. a public toilet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety.
  • n. Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble; commodiousness; ease; accommodation.
  • n. That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an accommodation.
  • n. A convenient or fit time; opportunity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To provide with facilities and accommodations which make for ease, comfort, effectiveness in action, movement, or the like; accommodate.
  • n. 1. A coming together; assemblage; conjunction; joinder.
  • n. The state or character of being convenient; fitness; suitableness; adaptation; propriety.
  • n. Freedom from discomfort or trouble; ease in use or action; comfort.
  • n. That which gives ease or comfort; that which is suited to wants or necessity; that which is handy; an accommodation.
  • n. A convenient appliance, utensil, or other article, as a tool, a vehicle, etc.
  • n. . Agreement; consistency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
  • n. the state of being suitable or opportune
  • n. a toilet that is available to the public
  • n. the quality of being useful and convenient


From Latin convenientia, from conveniens ("suitable"), present participle of convenire ("to come together, suit"). (Wiktionary)


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