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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The company claims that its method of treating allergy sufferers is less expensive, more convenient and safer. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio-based company shakes up allergy industry," 5 July 2019 Greco has launched Equi-Clean, disposable grooming wipes that provide a convenient and highly-effective way to keep horses clean. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, "Equestrian creates grooming wipes to keep horses clean on the go," 20 June 2019 In the 21st century, people need a form of money that’s more convenient and secure, something that can be accessed from anywhere with a PDA or an Internet connection. Noam Cohen, WIRED, "Facebook’s Libra Reveals Silicon Valley’s Naked Ambition," 19 June 2019 When stepping over tub walls is risky or painful, Improveit Home Remodeling can install convenient and comfortable walk-in showers. Stepfanie Romine, Cincinnati.com, "Remodel your bathroom — for less money, with less mess and in less time," 10 June 2019 While some families came to Del Mar because the day happened to be a convenient one for their annual trip to the fair, others said coming for Father’s Day is tradition. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Dads celebrate Father’s Day at county fair," 16 June 2019 The Amway Center – owned by the city of Orlando, not the politically connected DeVos family that owns the Orlando Magic – is the most convenient large, indoor arena for supporters from these important counties, Coker said. Steven Lemongello, orlandosentinel.com, "Why is President Trump’s campaign coming to Orlando? It’s key to winning Florida, experts say.," 13 June 2019 And the affordable units are to be built less expensively, with limited views and windows, cheaper finishes and less convenient parking in a separate structure outside the building. Claire Shamblin, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Proposed development on Sloan’s Lake offers “poor doors” instead of affordable housing," 11 June 2019 Yet the book’s power is in its reminder of how much convenient fantasy is already required to sustain the status quo. Lidija Haas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 10 June 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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