Definition of convenient
2a : suited to personal comfort or to easy performance <meeting at a convenient time>b : suited to a particular situation <a convenient excuse>c : 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.
Origin and Etymology of convenient
Middle English, from Latin convenient-, conveniens, from present participle of convenire to assemble, come together, be suitable, from com- + venire to come — more at come
First Known Use: 14th century
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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