convenience

1 of 2

noun

con·​ve·​nience kən-ˈvēn-yən(t)s How to pronounce convenience (audio)
1
: fitness or suitability for performing an action or fulfilling a requirement
2
a
: 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

2 of 2

adjective

: designed for quick and easy preparation or use
convenience foods

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
For convenience, Gilliam asked to get the scans at a hospital near her home in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Judith Graham, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2024 Baya Platform Slide Sandal An easy slide-on sandal is a must-have during spring and summer, and the Crocs Baya Platform Slide Sandal is an ideal option for anyone looking for convenience and elevated comfort. Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024 Pharmacists could be treating millions of patients for routine medical problems annually, reduce unnecessary physician visits, add convenience, and accelerate patient relief and recovery. Jeffrey Singer, The Mercury News, 2 Apr. 2024 Caraway Cookware Set $545 $395 Plus, there’s no worrying about the convenience coming at a cost, as the non-toxic ceramic cookware is free of hard metals and harsh chemicals. Gabriela Izquierdo, Southern Living, 2 Apr. 2024 Smartphones excel in convenience, connectivity and computational photography. Douglas Goodwin, The Conversation, 1 Apr. 2024 Pediatric dietitian Pegah Jalali, MS RD, recommends Earth’s Best for its ease of preparation, affordability, and convenience. Jennifer D'angelo Friedman, Parents, 1 Apr. 2024 With your attention through the apps in your pocket, companies enlist your support by stressing the potential – and perhaps overstated – risks to the apps’ conveniences or people’s livelihoods. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024 In today’s modern age, digital cookbooks are the ideal way to bridge the gap between centuries-old traditions and contemporary convenience and accessibility. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024
Adjective
Mercury Retail is Russia's largest ultra-convenience retailer, operating a vast network of approximately 13,500 neighborhood stores nationwide. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

see convenient

Adjective

see convenient

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1917, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Convenience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convenience. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

convenience

1 of 2 noun
con·​ve·​nience kən-ˈvēn-yən(t)s How to pronounce convenience (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being convenient
2
: personal comfort : freedom from trouble
3
: a convenient time : opportunity
come at your earliest convenience
4
: something that gives comfort or advantage
a house with all the modern conveniences

convenience

2 of 2 adjective
: designed for quick and easy preparation
convenience foods

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