Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Convenient (Page: 316)

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]

Feed me with food convenient for me. Prov. xxx. 8.
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient. Eph. v. 4.

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

3. Seasonable; timely; opportune; as, a convenient occasion; a convenient season. Acts xxiv. 25.

4. Near at hand; easy of access. [Colloq.]

Hereties used to be brought thither, convenient for burning. Thackeray.
Syn. -- Fit; suitable; proper; adapted; fitted; suited; handly; commodious.