convenient

adjective
con·​ve·​nient | \ kən-ˈvēn-yənt How to pronounce convenient (audio) \

Definition of convenient

1a : 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
2 : being near at hand : close a location convenient to the train station
3 obsolete : suitable, proper

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Other Words from convenient

conveniently adverb

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 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 Washington1984 … 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 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.
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Actually, much of the plot is revealed via voicemail, since the kids (for convenient dramatic purposes) have been instructed not to answer the phone. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Make Believe': Theater Review," 16 Aug. 2019 Grab this insulated, BPA-free bottle for your child to refill between math and science or carry to the gym with a convenient, easy-to-carry loop handle! Niki Mcgloster, Essence, "Routine Ready: 7 Back-To-School Accessories Your Kids Need," 13 Aug. 2019 Larger animals are seized wherever is convenient, and crushed and strangled in the coils before and during swallowing. Gena Steffens, Smithsonian, "The Snakes That Ate Florida," 11 July 2019 Microsoft has gotten into trouble before about making its products a bit too convenient. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft floats the concept of a dedicated Office key in a closed survey," 19 June 2019 The ticking clock of Spock's warp signature was a clever way to keep up excitement, though Burnham's clever work around seems a bit too convenient. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "'Star Trek: Discovery' Is All About Friendship and Death This Week," 8 Feb. 2019 According to Walk Score’s assessment, the area around this address is quite walkable, is convenient for biking and offers many nearby public transportation options. Hoodline, The Mercury News, "Apartments for rent in San Jose: What will $2,300 get you?," 1 Aug. 2019 An easy trip by car or train from Venice, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is convenient for an international day or weekend excursion. Wendy Ramunno, USA TODAY, "Tasting tour of Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Coffee, wine, prosciutto, cheese & more," 24 July 2019 There’s a Walgreens that’s convenient for errands, plus such treats as snacks at Bakesale Betty or Beauty’s Bagel Shop. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Life next door to MacArthur BART: ‘It’s like a small town’," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of convenient

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for 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

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convenient

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of convenient

: 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

adjective
con·​ve·​nient | \ kən-ˈvē-nyənt How to pronounce convenient (audio) \

Kids Definition of convenient

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

Other Words from convenient

conveniently adverb

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