from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs: a convenient time to receive guests; a convenient excuse for not going.
- adj. Easy to reach; accessible: a bank with branches at six convenient locations.
- adj. Close at hand; near: an apartment that is convenient to shopping and transportation.
- adj. Obsolete Fitting and proper; suitable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to convenience; simple; easy; expedient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate.
- adj. Affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly.
- adj. Seasonable; timely; opportune.
- adj. Near at hand; easy of access.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fit; suitable; proper; becoming: used absolutely or with to or for.
- Affording certain facilities or accommodation; commodious; serviceable; rendering some act or movement easy of performance or freeing it from obstruction: as, a very convenient staircase; a convenient harbor.
- Opportune; favorable: as, a convenient hour.
- At hand; easily accessible; readily obtained or found when wanted; handy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
- adj. suited to your comfort or purpose or needs
Middle English, from Latin conveniēns, convenient-, present participle of convenīre, to be suitable, fit; see convene.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English convenient, from Latin conveniens ("fit, suitable, convenient"), present participle of convenire ("to come together, suit"); see convene and compare covenant. (Wiktionary)