Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs.
  • adjective Easy to reach; accessible.
  • adjective Close at hand; near.
  • adjective Obsolete Fitting and proper; suitable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Archaic Fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate.
  • adjective Affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly.
  • adjective Seasonable; timely; opportune.
  • adjective colloq. Near at hand; easy of access.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to convenience; simple; easy; expedient.

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

  • adjective large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
  • adjective suited to your comfort or purpose or needs

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin conveniēns, convenient-, present participle of convenīre, to be suitable, fit; see convene.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English convenient, from Latin conveniens ("fit, suitable, convenient"), present participle of convenire ("to come together, suit"); see convene and compare covenant.

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