[syn: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Convenience \Con*ven"ience\ (?; 106), Conveniency
\Con*ven"ien*cy\, n. [L. convenientia agreement, fitness. See
1. The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or
suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety.
Let's further think of this;
Weigh what convenience both of time and means
May fit us to our shape. --Shak.
With all brief and plain conveniency,
Let me have judgment. --Shak.
2. Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble;
commodiousness; ease; accommodation.
Thus necessity invented stools,
Convenience next suggested elbow chairs. --Cowper.
We are rather intent upon the end of God's glory
than our own conveniency. --Jer. Taylor.
3. That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or
advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an
A pair of spectacles and several other little
4. A convenient or fit time; opportunity; as, to do something
at one's convenience.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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