from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being suitable to one's comfort, purposes, or needs: the convenience of living near shops, schools, and libraries.
- n. Personal comfort or advantage: services that promote the customer's convenience.
- n. Something that increases comfort or saves work: household conveniences such as a washing machine, an electric can opener, and disposable diapers. See Synonyms at amenity.
- n. A suitable or agreeable time: Fill out the form at your earliest convenience.
- n. Chiefly British A lavatory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the quality of being suitable, useful or convenient
- n. anything that makes for an easier life
- n. a convenient time, especially in the phrase at one's convenience
- n. a public toilet
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety.
- n. Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble; commodiousness; ease; accommodation.
- n. That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an accommodation.
- n. A convenient or fit time; opportunity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 1. A coming together; assemblage; conjunction; joinder.
- n. The state or character of being convenient; fitness; suitableness; adaptation; propriety.
- n. Freedom from discomfort or trouble; ease in use or action; comfort.
- n. That which gives ease or comfort; that which is suited to wants or necessity; that which is handy; an accommodation.
- n. A convenient appliance, utensil, or other article, as a tool, a vehicle, etc.
- n. . Agreement; consistency.
- To provide with facilities and accommodations which make for ease, comfort, effectiveness in action, movement, or the like; accommodate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
- n. the state of being suitable or opportune
- n. a toilet that is available to the public
- n. the quality of being useful and convenient
There is something a little disturbing in the use of the word convenience as a euphemism for the water closet.
It's really not a fundamental change because I think that when people think of why FreshDirect works, they happen on the word convenience, which is clearly a good benefit in New York.
These are a staple at our house—on toast or pasta or a salad, they are what we call convenience food!
But man, "convenience" is a slippery concept here.
The most obvious price for easier electronic access and convenience is potentially greater vulnerability.
To abandon this conceptual objective for any temporary, subjective, personal convenience is a formula for a general regulatory impasse. ...
But what you give up in convenience, you get back in lower fees and better rates.
The fact that they fit under the seat or your own convenience is really irrelevant.
The convenience is there if you want it but if you really want to be in control, you can. rcorrino rcorrino
But the safety and dignity of people with disabilities should not be sacrificed in the name of convenience at the security line, or because of negligence and indifference.