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Definitions for convenient
kənˈvin yəntcon·ve·nient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convenientadjective

    suited to your comfort or purpose or needs

    "a convenient excuse for not going"

  2. commodious, convenientadjective

    large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)

    "a commodious harbor"; "a commodious building suitable for conventions"


  1. convenientadjective

    Of or pertaining to convenience; simple; easy; expedient.

    Fast food might be convenient, but it's also very unhealthy.

  2. Etymology: From convenient, from conveniens, present participle of convenire; see convene and compare covenant.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CONVENIENTadjective

    Etymology: conveniens, Latin.

    The least and most trivial episodes, or under actions, are either necessary or convenient; either so necessary that without them the poem must be imperfect, or so convenient that no others can be imagined more suitable to the place in which they are. John Dryden, Æneid. Dedication to the.

    Health itself is but a kind of temper, gotten and preserved by a convenient mixture of contrarieties. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    Give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with food convenient for me. Prov. xxx. 8.

    There are some arts that are peculiarly convenient to some particular nations. John Tillotson.


  1. convenient

    Convenient procedures, products and services are those intended to increase ease in accessibility, save resources (such as time, effort and energy) and decrease frustration. A modern convenience is a labor-saving device, service or substance which make a task easier or more efficient than a traditional method. Convenience is a relative concept, and depends on context. For example, automobiles were once considered a convenience, yet today are regarded as a normal part of life. Because differences in lifestyles around the world, the term is a relative term based upon the conveniences previously available to a person or group. For instance, an American definition of 'modern convenience' is likely different from that of an individual living in a developing country. Most of the time, the term 'modern convenience' is used to express personal lifestyle and home life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convenientverb

    fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate

  2. Convenientverb

    affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly; as, a convenient house; convenient implements or tools

  3. Convenientverb

    seasonable; timely; opportune; as, a convenient occasion; a convenient season

  4. Convenientverb

    near at hand; easy of access

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convenient

    kon-vēn′yent, adj. suitable: handy: commodious.—adj. Conven′able (obs.), fitting.—ns. Conven′ience, Conven′iency, suitableness: an advantage: any particular domestic accommodation, as a closet, &c.—adv. Conven′iently. [L. convenīre.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'convenient' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4496

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'convenient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4804

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'convenient' in Adjectives Frequency: #597

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convenient in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convenient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of convenient in a Sentence

  1. Ted Rossman:

    Inertia is a big factor, sometimes the gift card is for a store that you don’t particularly like or it’s not convenient to go there.

  2. Guillaume Bression:

    (Koriyama) is close, but I did not know how this place was devastated until now. what we really wanted is to focus the discussion on what the inhabitants express right now and have to face in the future. The main problem right now is 80,000 people are still evacuated, they live in crappy houses or apartments that are not convenient for them. Some want to go back. Some don't. We want to talk about the social issues that the crisis has caused, not the crisis itself.

  3. Brandon Schlemmert:

    It is very convenient… You can put it in a cooler if you prefer that, you can take it anywhere basically.

  4. Elliot Fishman:

    As car use is more convenient in Brisbane than London, a relatively high proportion of Brisbane bike share trips substitute for the car.

  5. Hans Wang:

    It's very convenient and time-saving.

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