Definition of convenient
2a : suited to personal comfort or to easy performance meeting at a convenient timeb : suited to a particular situation a convenient excusec : affording accommodation or advantage found it convenient to deal with both problems at the same time
3 : being near at hand : close a location convenient to the train station
Examples of convenient in a Sentence
“You know, you have a very convenient way, Alsi, of forgetting what happened two minutes ago.” —Zadie Smith, White Teeth, (2000) 2001
It was more convenient to take my meals in bed, where all I had to do was push away my tray with its uneaten food and fall back upon my pillows … —Stanley Elkin, Harper's, January 1993
… at last, after a dreadful struggle in a difficult place where there seemed to be no convenient branches at all, he got near the top. —J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, 1937
The Horses I would have you send to some good pasture … if you can find one convenient. —George Washington, 10 May 1756, in The Papers of George Washington, 1984
When is a convenient time for you to meet?
The controls are located in a convenient spot on the dashboard.
It might be more convenient to use a calculator, rather than adding the numbers yourself.
a convenient method of cleaning windows
Schools, churches, and stores are all convenient from here.
The power failure was a convenient excuse to leave work early.
The economic recession gave lawmakers a convenient pretext for passing the bill.
Recent Examples of convenient from the Web
Mr. Tcherniakov has a convenient escape hatch: Sometimes his therapist-performers become visibly bored with their script.
Early studies of one of the products — Rhinix, made in Denmark — reported that users found the filters convenient and comfortable and that the filter reduced symptoms more than a placebo did.
Not to be outshined, their award-winning Famous Sweet Tea is also available in a convenient half-gallon bottle that's perfectly portable to bring to summer barbecues, picnics, and church socials.
Trump can see the Trump International Hotel from the White House lawn, making it a premier and convenient location for the June 28 major-donor event, his campaign director Michael Glassner said.
The new service is part of a broader move by public transit agencies to make their systems more convenient and attractive to people who are used to being able to hail a car with the push of a button.
Implemented in 2013, GPD also touted the system as a convenient option of residents and a way to free up officers from dealing with reports.
Smartphones, tablets and unfettered Internet access connect us to faraway corners of the world and make life - and movie watching - all the more convenient.
Trump’s looming policy change has her worried that the cheaper, more convenient flights could soon be a thing of the past.
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CONVENIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convenient for English Language Learners
: allowing you to do something easily or without trouble
: located in a place that is nearby and easy to get to
: giving you a reason to do something that you want to do
CONVENIENT Defined for Kids
Definition of convenient for Students
1 : suited to a person's comfort or ease a convenient time a convenient house
2 : suited to a certain use convenient tools
3 : easy to get to a convenient location
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