• (RP) IPA: /kənˈviːnɪəns/
  • (GA) IPA: /kənˈvinjəns/


  1. The quality of being convenient.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene vii]:
      Let's further think of this;
      Weigh what convenience both of time and means
      May fit us to our shape.
    Fast food is popular because of its cost and convenience.
    • Thus first Necessity invented stools,
      Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs […]
  2. Any object that makes life more convenient; a helpful item.
    • 1726 October 27, [Jonathan Swift], chapter 2, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. […] [Gulliver’s Travels], volume I, London: Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, […], OCLC 995220039 ↗, part I (A Voyage to Lilliput):
      A pair of spectacles […] and several other little conveniences.
  3. A convenient time.
    We will come over and begin the work at your convenience.
  4. (chiefly, British) Clipping of public convenience: a public lavatory.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: a tempo debito
  • Russian: возмо́жность
  • French: commodités
  • Italian: bagno pubblico
  • Russian: удо́бства

convenience (conveniences, present participle conveniencing; past and past participle convenienced)

  1. To make convenient
    These are equally viable times and I propose we alternate between the two times in order to convenience as many people as possible.

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