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 As a young mother in the early ‘70s, the neighborhood van was such a convenience versus hauling the toddlers to the library and trying to keep them quiet. Los Angeles Times, "Feedback: Why a front-porch concert is so moving in coronavirus era," 2 May 2020 And meal kit providers, a convenience to subscribers before the pandemic, are now a potential lifeline. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Don't want to leave home during COVID-19? Meal kits, food delivery ride to the rescue," 2 Apr. 2020 Originally envisioned as a convenience to save potential tenants time, the firm's virtual tour offering lets companies get an idea of the space without having to be there. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Brokerage beefs up virtual office tours amid coronavirus concerns," 13 Mar. 2020 Note that field dressing gloves are more than just a convenience. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things that will Help You Field Dress A Deer," 6 Dec. 2019 Some airlines, including Delta and JetBlue, tout it as a convenience for passengers who no longer need to show boarding passes and identification. David Koenig, chicagotribune.com, "Proposal to require facial screening of U.S. citizens at borders is dropped by feds," 6 Dec. 2019 Note that field dressing gloves are more than just a convenience. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "10 Things You Need To Get Your Deer From The Woods To The Dinner Table," 11 Nov. 2019 In addition to providing a convenience to motorists, city officials said the app system could help increase turnover of parking spaces, aiding the local economy. BostonGlobe.com, "Lynn introduces new mobile parking app - The Boston Globe," 30 Oct. 2019 Being able to replace the SSD inside a Surface Laptop 3 is a technical convenience in case a user needs to replace the Laptop, but save their data, or migrate the data over to a new machine. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft won't upgrade your Surface Laptop 3's SSD at a Microsoft Store, for now," 22 Oct. 2019

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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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25 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Convenience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convenience. Accessed 31 May. 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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