- (a.) Hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances; conducive to self-interest; desirable; advisable; advantageous; -- sometimes contradistinguished from right.
- (a.) Quick; expeditious.
- (n.) That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end.
- (n.) Means devised in an exigency; shift.