convenient
adjective Etymology: 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 Date: 14th century 1. obsolete suitable, proper 2. a. 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
>
3. being near at hand ; close <
a location convenient to the train station
>
conveniently adverb

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  • Convenient — Con*ven ient (?; 277), a. [L. conveniens, entis, suitable, p. pr. of convenire to be suitable, to come. See {Convene}, v. i.] 1. Fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Feed me with food convenient for me …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convenient — conveniént adj. m., pl. conveniénţi; f. sg. conveniéntă, pl. conveniénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CONVENIÉNT, Ă adj. (Rar) Care convine, oportun, potrivit, corespunzător, proporţionat. [ …   Dicționar Român

  • convenient — I adjective acceptable, accessible, accommodatus, advantageous, agreeable, applicable, appropriate, available, befitting, beneficial, carefree, commodious, conducive, desirable, easily accessible, easily done, easy, effortless, eligible,… …   Law dictionary

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  • convenient — (adj.) late 14c., from L. convenientem (nom. conveniens), prp. of convenire (see CONVENE (Cf. convene)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • convenient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fitting in well with a person s needs, activities, and plans. 2) involving little trouble or effort. DERIVATIVES conveniently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • convenient — [kən vēn′yənt] adj. [ME < L conveniens, prp. of convenire,CONVENE] 1. adding to one s comfort; easy to do, use, or get to; causing little trouble or work; handy 2. easily accessible (to); near ( to) 3. Obs. appropriate; suitable conveniently… …   English World dictionary

  • convenient — adj. 1) convenient for (will Tuesday be convenient for you?) 2) convenient to + inf. (it is very convenient to have the bus stop so close = it is very convenient having the bus stop so close) 3) convenient that + clause (it s very convenient that …   Combinatory dictionary

  • convenient — [[t]kənvi͟ːniənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf If a way of doing something is convenient, it is easy, or very useful or suitable for a particular purpose. ...a flexible and convenient way of paying for business expenses... The… …   English dictionary

  • convenient — con|ve|ni|ent S3 [kənˈvi:niənt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of convenire to come together, be suitable , from com ( COM ) + venire to come ] 1.) useful to you because it saves you time, or does not spoil your plans …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • convenient — adjective 1 helpful for you because it saves you time or does not spoil your plans or cause you problems: I find going to the supermarket once a month the most convenient way to shop. | convenient for sb: Is three o clock convenient for you? |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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