convenience

noun
con·​ve·​nience | \ kən-ˈvēn-yən(t)s How to pronounce convenience (audio) \

Definition of convenience

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : fitness or suitability for performing an action or fulfilling a requirement
2a : something (such as an appliance, device, or service) conducive to comfort or ease modern camping conveniences
b chiefly British : toilet sense 1
3 : a suitable or convenient time Call me at your convenience.
4 : freedom from discomfort : ease The forms can be filled out online for your convenience.

convenience

adjective

Definition of convenience (Entry 2 of 2)

: designed for quick and easy preparation or use convenience foods

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Synonyms & Antonyms for convenience

Synonyms: Noun

accommodation, amenity, comfort, creature comfort, luxury, mod con [chiefly British], nicety

Antonyms: Noun

burden, millstone, weight

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Examples of convenience in a Sentence

Noun

An elevator was available for the shoppers' convenience. I enjoy the convenience of living near a post office. For your convenience, we have added a feature that allows you to pay your bills over the Internet. Please come to my office at your earliest convenience. Our hotel room was equipped with all the modern conveniences. They enjoyed the conveniences of flying first class.

Adjective

Frozen pizza is a popular convenience food.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Under section 119 of the federal tax law, any employee can exclude housing from his or her gross income if lodging on the premises is required as a condition of employment and provided for the convenience of the employer. Erica Snow, WSJ, "Religious Groups, Atheists Clash Over Tax-Free Housing for Clergy," 24 Oct. 2018 Many of you will opt for the convenience of leaving everything within Chrome, however. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Google Chrome's new password manager makes securing Chrome even more important," 5 Sep. 2018 Privacy - Terms When it's done for the convenience of a pet owner, the goal is typically to muffle or silence a dog's bark or a cat's meowing, the society says. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Breeder 'debarked' dogs by shoving a pipe down their throats, Penn. authorities say," 30 May 2018 Board meetings regularly take place not at the museum's downtown location on Grand Avenue but at hotel meeting rooms in Beverly Hills, apparently for the convenience of Westside trustees. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "MOCA has lacked an effective director for nearly 20 years. It's time for change," 26 May 2018 While some may feel comfortable configuring their own gaming notebook or building a tower from the ground up, a large number of casual gamers will pay for the convenience of a prebuilt machine. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop has Omen style, versatile specs, $799 starting price," 11 Apr. 2018 Meals provided to an employee for the convenience of the employer on the employer’s business premises were 100% deductible by the employer and tax-free to the recipient employee. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, Cincinnati.com, "Additional tax breaks and updates for businesses under tax reform," 18 Jan. 2018 And ethical values lose some of their charge when they’re thrown into contention with the elemental shopping values, i.e., function, style, convenience, price. Maya Singer, Vogue, "Is There Really Such a Thing as “Ethical Consumerism?”," 4 Feb. 2019 This is a convenience that also allows Razer to sell a new wireless charging dock that’s lined with RGB lighting in the base. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Razer Phone 2 hands-on: The first gaming phone gets better," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of convenience

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for convenience

Noun

see convenient

Adjective

see convenient

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convenience

noun

English Language Learners Definition of convenience

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a quality or situation that makes something easy or useful for someone by reducing the amount of work or time required to do something
: a time that is appropriate for doing something or that is suitable for someone
: something (such as a device) that makes you more comfortable or allows you to do things more easily

convenience

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of convenience (Entry 2 of 2)

: designed for quick and easy preparation

convenience

noun
con·​ve·​nience | \ kən-ˈvē-nyəns How to pronounce convenience (audio) \

Kids Definition of convenience

1 : the quality or state of being available, easy to use, useful, or helpful Shoppers enjoy the convenience of an elevator.
2 : personal comfort I thought only of my own convenience.
3 : opportunity sense 1 Come at your earliest convenience.
4 : something that gives comfort or advantage They live in a house with modern conveniences.

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