Definition of amenity
1 : something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment hotels with modern amenities providing residents with the basic amenities
2 usually amenities : something (such as a conventional social gesture) that promotes smoothness or pleasantness in social relationships maintaining social amenities
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
The hotel has every amenity you could want.
an unhappy, bickering couple who, at least in public, observe all the amenities of polite behavior
Recent Examples of amenity from the Web
The report concludes building only 158 homes would mean eliminating all the amenities that will benefit the community, including a green belt around the entire project.
The project, funded by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, will include new benches and other furniture, pavement, landscaping, handrails, lighting, a floating fountain and other amenities.
Among the differences, each package purchased through the Tailgate Guys requires the full-service amenities.
Major Medicaid cuts would compel the facility to cut staff, supplies and amenities — changes that would affect the quality of care for all residents, not just those on Medicaid.
The project’s developers are also trying to add amenities to the trains that other lines don’t have.
That means schools have less cash to invest in buildings and academic programs—the amenities that tend to attract students in the first place.
A story linked to here about Apple's new headquarters a few weeks ago noted that, while the facility has many amenities, on site daycare was not included.
Four stories worth of amenities — including an infinity edge pool — fitness spa and art gallery, will be spread throughout the 52nd-55th floors, making them accessible to any resident of the building.
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Origin and Etymology of amenity
Middle English amenite, from Latin amoenitat-, amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
AMENITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of amenity for English Language Learners
: something that makes life easier or more pleasant
AMENITY Defined for Kids
Definition of amenity for Students
1 : the quality or characteristic of being pleasant or agreeable
2 amenities plural : something that makes life easier or more pleasant Our hotel has many amenities.
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