amenity

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noun ame·ni·ty \ə-ˈme-nə-tē, -ˈmē-\

Definition of amenity

plural

amenities

  1. 1 :  something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment hotels with modern amenities providing residents with the basic amenities

  2. 2 usually amenities :  something (such as a conventional social gesture) that promotes smoothness or pleasantness in social relationships maintaining social amenities

  3. 3a :  the quality of being pleasant or agreeableb (1) :  the attractiveness and value of real estate or of a residential structure (2) :  a feature conducive to such attractiveness and value

Examples of amenity in a Sentence

  1. The hotel has every amenity you could want.

  2. an unhappy, bickering couple who, at least in public, observe all the amenities of polite behavior

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Origin and Etymology of amenity

Middle English amenite, from Latin amoenitat-, amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant


First Known Use: 14th century



AMENITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of amenity for English Language Learners

  • : something that makes life easier or more pleasant


AMENITY Defined for Kids

amenity

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noun ame·ni·ty \ə-ˈmen-ə-tē, -ˈmē-\

Definition of amenity for Students

plural

amenities

  1. 1 :  the quality or characteristic of being pleasant or agreeable

  2. 2 amenities plural :  something that makes life easier or more pleasant Our hotel has many amenities.



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