[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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being suitable or opportune; "chairs arranged
for his own convenience"
2: the quality of being useful and convenient; "they offered the
convenience of an installment plan" [ant: inconvenience]
3: a toilet that is available to the public [syn: public
toilet, comfort station, public convenience,
convenience, public lavatory, restroom, toilet
facility, wash room]
4: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
[syn: appliance, contraption, contrivance,
convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget]
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