amenity

  • 1 amenity — 1 Amenity, luxury both denote something (as an object, a feature, a quality, or an experience) that gives refined or exquisite pleasure or is exceedingly pleasing to the mind or senses. Amenity typically implies a delightful mildness, gentleness …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Amenity — A*men i*ty, n.; pl. {Amenities}. [F. am[ e]nit[ e], L. amoenitas, fr. amoenus pleasant.] The quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition; pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 amenity — [n1] pleasant thing advantage, betterment, comfort, convenience, enhancement, enrichment, excellence, extravagance, facility, frill, improvement, luxury, merit, quality, service, superfluity, virtue; concept 712 Ant. abomination, inconvenience… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 amenity — I noun accommodation, agreeable manner, agreeable way, agreeableness, allure, amoenitas, appeal, attractive feature, attractive quality, attractiveness, civility, delightfulness, desirable feature, grace, invitingness, lure, mildness, niceness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 amenity — UK US /əˈmiːnəti/ US  /əˈmenəti/ noun [C] (plural amenities) ► something such as a swimming pool or shopping area that is intended to make life more pleasant or convenient for people in a town, hotel, or other place: »public amenities. ● basic… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 amenity — (n.) late 14c., quality of being pleasant or agreeable, from O.Fr. amenite, from L. amoenitatem (nom. amoenitas) delightfulness, pleasantness, from amoenus pleasant, perhaps related to amare to love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 amenity — ► NOUN (pl. amenities) ▪ a useful or desirable feature of a place. ORIGIN Latin amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 amenity — [ə men′ə tē; ] also [, əmēn′ə tē] n. pl. amenities [ME & OFr amenite < L amoenitas < amoenus, pleasant; akin to amare, to love] 1. pleasant quality; attractiveness 2. a) an attractive or desirable feature, as of a place or climate b)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 amenity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent ▪ basic ▪ local (BrE) ▪ The campsite is close to all local amenities. ▪ modern ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 Amenity — Benefits of a property whose existence increase the value or desirability of that property. An amenity can be either tangible, such as a swimming pool or gym, or intangible, such as proximity to a local school or supermarket. By making… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 11 amenity — UK [əˈmiːnətɪ] / US [əˈmenətɪ] noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms amenity : singular amenity plural amenities something that makes it comfortable or enjoyable to live or work somewhere Amenities include a gym, a pool, and a jacuzzi.… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 amenity — /euh men i tee, euh mee ni /, n., pl. amenities. 1. an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility: the graceful amenities of society. 2. any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure: The house has a swimming pool, two fireplaces,… …

    Universalium

  • 13 amenity — noun a) Pleasantness. We especially enjoyed the amenity of the climate on our last holiday. b) A thing or circumstance that is welcome and makes life a little easier or more pleasant. All the little amenities the hotel provided made our stay very …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 amenity — a|men|i|ty [ ə menəti ] noun count usually plural something that makes it comfortable or enjoyable to live or work somewhere: Amenities include a gym, a pool, and a jacuzzi. parks, stores, and other local amenities a. uncount the quality of being …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 amenity — noun (countable usually plural) something such as a piece of equipment, shop, or park that makes it easier to live somewhere: a town with all the amenities of a larger city | basic amenity: simple huts with only the most basic amenities …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 amenity — a•men•i•ty [[t]əˈmɛn ɪ ti, əˈmi nɪ [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility: social amenities[/ex] 2) any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure: The hotel has a swimming pool and other amenities[/ex]… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 amenity — /əˈmɛnəti/ (say uh menuhtee), /əˈmin / (say uh meen ) noun (plural amenities) 1. the quality of being pleasant or agreeable in situation, prospect, disposition, etc.; pleasantness: the amenity of the climate. 2. (plural) agreeable features,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 amenity — estetinės vertybės statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ekologinių sistemų komponentų, juose vykstančių procesų visuma, žadinanti ir skatinanti pajautų įvairovę, išgyvenimų subtilumą ir stiprumą. atitikmenys: angl. amenity vok.… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 19 amenity — /amenitiy/ In real property law, such circumstances, in regard to situation, view, location, access to a water course, or the like, as enhance the pleasantness or desirability of the property for purposes of residence, or contribute to the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 amenity — /amenitiy/ In real property law, such circumstances, in regard to situation, view, location, access to a water course, or the like, as enhance the pleasantness or desirability of the property for purposes of residence, or contribute to the… …

    Black's law dictionary