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Definition of CONVENIENCE

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Convenience \Con*ven"ience\ (?; 106), Conveniency
  \Con*ven"ien*cy\, n. [L. convenientia agreement, fitness. See {Convenient}.]
     1. The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety. [1913 Webster]

              Let's further think of this;
              Weigh what convenience both of time and means May fit us to our shape.              --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              With all brief and plain conveniency, Let me have judgment.                 --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble; commodiousness; ease; accommodation. [1913 Webster]

              Thus necessity invented stools,
              Convenience next suggested elbow chairs. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

              We are rather intent upon the end of God's glory than our own conveniency.             --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     3. That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an accommodation. [1913 Webster]

              A pair of spectacles and several other little conveniences.                         --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     4. A convenient or fit time; opportunity; as, to do something at one's convenience. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

145 Moby Thesaurus words for "convenience": WC, accommodate, accommodation, adaptability, advantage, advantageousness, advisability, amenity, appliance, appropriateness, appurtenance, auspiciousness, avail, backhouse, basement, bathroom, behalf, behoof, beneficialness, benefit, can, chargedness, closet, comfort, comfort station, commodiousness, coziness, crapper, criticality, crucialness, cushioniness, decency, desirability, drive, ductility, earth closet, ease, easiness, engine, enginery, expedience, expediency, facility, favor, favorableness, feasibility, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness, fixture, flexibility, free time, freedom, friendliness, fruitfulness, goof-off time, handiness, head, homelikeness, homeliness, homeyness, hospitality, idle hours, interest, john, johnny, johnny house, latrine, lavatory, leisure, loadedness, loo, luxuriousness, machine, machinery, malleability, manageability, manageableness, maneuverability, mechanical aid, mechanical device, mechanism, meetness, motive power, motor, necessary, odd moments, opportuneness, outhouse, peace, peacefulness, percentage, pliability, pliancy, point, politicness, powder room, power plant, power source, practicality, pregnancy, privy, profit, profitability, propitiousness, propriety, prudence, repose, reposefulness, rest, rest room, restfulness, retirement, rightness, ripeness, roominess, seasonableness, seemliness, semiretirement, service, snugness, softness, spare time, suitability, throne, time, time to kill, time to spare, timeliness, toilet, toilet room, untroublesomeness, urinal, use, usefulness, utility, value, warmness, washroom, water closet, wieldableness, wieldiness, wisdom, worth, worthwhileness


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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