adjective con·ve·nient \kən-ˈvēn-yənt\

: allowing you to do something easily or without trouble

: located in a place that is nearby and easy to get to

: giving you a reason to do something that you want to do

Full Definition of CONVENIENT

obsolete :  suitable, proper
a :  suited to personal comfort or to easy performance <meeting at a convenient time>
b :  suited to a particular situation <a convenient excuse>
c :  affording accommodation or advantage <found it convenient to deal with both problems at the same time>
:  being near at hand :  close <a location convenient to the train station>
con·ve·nient·ly adverb

Examples of CONVENIENT

  1. When is a convenient time for you to meet?
  2. The controls are located in a convenient spot on the dashboard.
  3. It might be more convenient to use a calculator, rather than adding the numbers yourself.
  4. a convenient method of cleaning windows
  5. Schools, churches, and stores are all convenient from here.
  6. The power failure was a convenient excuse to leave work early.
  7. The economic recession gave lawmakers a convenient pretext for passing the bill.
  8. You know, you have a very convenient way, Alsi, of forgetting what happened two minutes ago. —Zadie Smith, White Teeth, (2000) 2001


Middle English, from Latin convenient-, conveniens, from present participle of convenire to assemble, come together, be suitable, from com- + venire to come — more at come
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CONVENIENT

CONVENIENTLY Defined for Kids


adjective con·ve·nient \kən-ˈvē-nyənt\

Definition of CONVENIENT for Kids

:  suited to a person's comfort or ease <a convenient time> <a convenient house>
:  suited to a certain use <convenient tools>
:  easy to get to <a convenient location>
con·ve·nient·ly adverb


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