convenience

noun
con·ve·nience | \kən-ˈvēn-yən(t)s \

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, 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

Families can register their students in the convenience of home. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Hey, Fort Worth students, do you know what time classes start next school year?," 13 July 2018 The top floor was designed with a focus on functionality, Waller said, explaining the convenience of the laundry room or having kids' rooms near the master. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This modern Louisville-area farmhouse was designed with family in mind," 12 July 2018 Many smart-lock advocates still carry backup keys, negating the convenience of going smart. Joshua Fruhlinger, WSJ, "Is It Smart to Install a Smart Lock?," 11 July 2018 How many hotels consider the convenience of their rooms from a wheelchair user’s perspective? Sylvia Longmire, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Final straw for wheelchair users: BYOS or you’re out of luck," 10 July 2018 The section titles in the TOS are used solely for the convenience of you and Bloomberg and have no legal or contractual significance. Bloomberg, "Terms of Service," 8 July 2018 One Scottsdale project, however, combines the convenience of the classic Main Street together with the coziness of being near neighbors. Michelle Beaver, azcentral, "Couple embraces Main Street living in custom downtown Scottsdale condo," 5 July 2018 But early each morning, the convenience of the digital age arrives, by way of a plane carrying 15 to 20 bags of packages from Amazon. New York Times, "Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World," 2 July 2018 Families across the Midwest have already embraced the convenience of Shipt delivery. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Make a Target run from the couch. Same-day delivery starts in Cincinnati," 15 June 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 \

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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