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

Ride-sharing services have ushered in new convenience for residents trying to get around the city and represent another transportation option in lower-income communities. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Ride-sharing was supposed to cut traffic congestion and supplement public transit. But has it worked?," 6 June 2019 BeautIRL — the name of the cute little station where in-store services take place — actually seems like the next logical step for a brand that has always been associated with convenience. Marci Robin, Allure, "I Got a Blowout at CVS — Here’s How My Hair Turned Out," 30 May 2019 In my opinion, the best part about ThirdLove is the convenience of having a bra that fits delivered straight to your door. Jamie Ueda, Good Housekeeping, "Does ThirdLove’s Fit Finder Really Work? Our Textile Pros Put It to the Test," 22 Aug. 2018 That suggests that what is a situational convenience for higher-income riders is a lifeline to those without cars. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Ride-Hailing Apps May Benefit Poor and Minority Communities The Most, Study Suggests," 30 June 2018 Located at 700 Dolwick Drive in Erlanger and visible from I-71/75, the Griffin Elite office provides additional convenience for orthopaedic and sports medicine patients. Orthocincy, Cincinnati.com, "12th office location opens," 19 Feb. 2018 The convenience of getting here, too, is another selling point. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Baros Maldives," 4 May 2019 Store cooled syrups in squeeze bottles for convenience. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Mocktail recipes: How to make tasty non-alcoholic drinks for your Fourth of July party," 3 July 2018 The section titles used in these Terms are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Union-Tribune Terms of Service," 25 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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The first known use of convenience was in the 14th century

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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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