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

Antonyms: Noun

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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 In their place are items of convenience: Grab-and-go lunches, an extended salad bar, freshly prepared meals that can be popped in the oven. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Kroger opened an urban grocery in Cincinnati. Could Louisville's downtown be next?," 28 Jan. 2020 But since 1960 the number of states and territories has been rising, as different groups have successfully lobbied for their own unit, on the basis of language, ethnicity or administrative convenience. The Economist, "Bodos and don’ts A restive corner of India is becoming more peaceful," 30 Jan. 2020 To improve the efficiency and convenience of public transportation, Fort Bend County’s transportation department has opened a new transportation facility. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "New transportation center streamlines mass transit," 30 Jan. 2020 Visitors will learn the ways small trailers can add convenience to their getaways. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Auto Expo bringing luxury cars, test-drives and family fun to Duke Energy," 29 Jan. 2020 Moreover, online shopping promises substantially greater selection, scale and convenience, said Kristina Herrmann, director of underserved populations at Amazon. Benjamin Romano, ajc, "Test program allows food stamps to pay for grocery delivery," 29 Jan. 2020 It was designed with travel and convenience in mind. Erika W. Smith, refinery29.com, "Kiki de Montparnasse Launched A Luxury Sex Toy Collection," 28 Jan. 2020 Along with personal jetpacks for every man, woman, and child (sure, why not), levitation is one of those conveniences that sci-fi has long promised us but has yet to deliver, other than magnetically levitating trains. Matt Simon, Wired, "How to Levitate Objects With Sound (and Break Your Mind)," 28 Jan. 2020 Notable: Double the convenience: If one location is sold out of the cheese a customer is looking for, the company will shuttle it from the other location within a day. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A comprehensive guide to Milwaukee-area cheese shops," 28 Jan. 2020

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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

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Time Traveler for convenience

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The first known use of convenience was in the 14th century

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17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Convenience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convenience. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for convenience

convenience

noun
How to pronounce convenience (audio)

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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