convenience store

noun

Definition of convenience store

: a small often franchised market that is open long hours

Examples of convenience store in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Karon’s death came less than two months after 15-year-old Maurice Scott, an honor roll student, was shot and killed near a convenience store. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "An 11-year-old boy’s killing isn’t proof black lives don’t matter to black people. It’s proof of our collective failure.," 11 July 2020 Dattilo, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, left his part-time job at a Lexington convenience store in April after discussing the possible move with his doctors. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Savings running low for Kentuckians still waiting on unemployment benefits," 26 June 2020 Fulton’s unarmed son, Trayon Martin, was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, while walking back from a central Florida convenience store in 2012. BostonGlobe.com, "Thousands join in Sunday prayer and protest in front of the White House," 14 June 2020 The Jefferson County Sheriffs’ Office said James Alan Gilliland, 50, was last seen June 4 at a convenience store on Birmingport Road near Sylvan Springs. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Public’s help sought in finding missing Jefferson County man," 11 June 2020 The gas station/convenience store was a Shell in north Phoenix, according to the Facebook post. Joshua Bowling, USA TODAY, "Husband of woman in viral video apologizes for her racist scene in Phoenix convenience store," 11 June 2020 That’s the convenience store with character, that rare gem of a go-to corner shop packed with suprisingly gourmet and international hidden treasures. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "5 San Antonio convenience stores with surprisingly gourmet, international offerings like micheladas, craft beer, smoked brisket and Japanese snacks," 9 June 2020 Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian-American with a thick accent, operates the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store in the fictional town of Springfield. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Harry Shearer appears critical of 'Simpsons' decision to stop White actors voicing non-White characters," 4 Aug. 2020 On May 29, a man called 911 to report that a man, who police later identified as Luna, entered a convenience store with a gun. Uriel J. Garcia, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix police release footage of a May shooting in west Phoenix," 31 July 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'convenience store.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of convenience store

1965, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about convenience store

Time Traveler for convenience store

Time Traveler

The first known use of convenience store was in 1965

See more words from the same year

Statistics for convenience store

Last Updated

8 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Convenience store.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convenience%20store. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for convenience store

convenience store

noun

English Language Learners Definition of convenience store

chiefly US : a small store that is open for many hours of the day

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on convenience store

What made you want to look up convenience store? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!