basic amenities

plural noun

: things considered to be essential to make life easier and more pleasant
The government intends to provide the isolated town with basic amenities, such as roads, running water, and electricity.

Examples of basic amenities in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most camping sites will have basic amenities like fire pits, picnic tables, and potable water; many will also offer bathrooms, food lockers, and even small grills. Mandy Harris, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 Even basic amenities can become an issue when playing shows, as Shraya points out. Jeff Gage, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023 But their options for storage are limited and most don’t have access to basic amenities, including bathrooms and regular garbage pickup. Gwozniac, oregonlive, 30 July 2023 Clark’s office said the apartment appeared to lack basic amenities such as food or clothing. Emma Colton, Fox News, 28 June 2023 The small schools targeted for consolidation often lack basic amenities like gyms, cafeterias, and art spaces, the kind of resources district leaders say the students can get by consolidating students into new buildings. Christopher Huffaker, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2023 But the Chula Vista shelters do provide basic amenities for a comfortable stay. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2023 The combined death toll in Turkey and Syria has climbed over 43,000, and millions are in need of humanitarian aid after being left homeless and without basic amenities. Fox News, 17 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Basic amenities.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basic%20amenities. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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