amenities


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a·men·i·ty

 (ə-mĕn′ĭ-tē, ə-mē′nĭ-)
n. pl. a·men·i·ties
1. The quality of being pleasant or attractive; agreeableness: "Everything in her surroundings ministered to feelings of ease and amenity" (Edith Wharton).
2. Something that contributes to physical or material comfort: amenities offered by the hotel.
3. A feature that increases attractiveness or value, especially of a piece of real estate or a geographic location.
4. amenities Social courtesies.

[Middle English amenite, from Old French, from Latin amoenitās, from amoenus, pleasant.]
Synonyms: amenity, comfort, convenience
These nouns denote something that increases physical ease or facilitates work: an apartment with amenities like air conditioning; a suite with all the comforts of home; a kitchen with every convenience.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amenities - things that make you comfortable and at easeamenities - things that make you comfortable and at ease; "all the comforts of home"
bread and butter, keep, livelihood, sustenance, living, support - the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
Translations
vybavenost
bekvemmeligheder
mukavuudet
pogodnosti
アメニティー
편의 시설
bekvämligheter
สิ่งอำนวยความสะดวก
tiện nghi

amenities

[əˈmiːnɪtiz] npl (= facilities) → aménagements mpl, équipements mpl
The hotel has very good amenities → L'hôtel est très bien aménagé.
basic amenities → éléments mpl de confort essentiel
public amenities → équipements mpl collectifs
local amenities (shops, libraries, schools)équipements mpl locaux
"close to all amenities" → "proche de toutes les commodités"

amenities

وَسَائِلُ الرَّاحَة vybavenost bekvemmeligheder Einrichtungen ανέσεις servicios mukavuudet aménagements pogodnosti strutture アメニティー 편의 시설 voorzieningen bekvemmeligheter udogodnienia facilidades, serviços удобства bekvämligheter สิ่งอำนวยความสะดวก olanaklar tiện nghi 配套设施
References in classic literature ?
The humanities and amenities of life had no attraction for him--its peaceful enjoyments no charm.
Without remarking that man-traps were not among the amenities of life, I said I supposed he was very skilful?
He was not in the least lofty or aristocratic, but simply a merry-eyed, small-featured, grey-haired man, with his chin propped by an ample, many-creased white neckcloth which seemed to predominate over every other point in his person, and somehow to impress its peculiar character on his remarks; so that to have considered his amenities apart from his cravat would have been a severe, and perhaps a dangerous, effort of abstraction.
At last, as he turned away from a battery of smiles and other amenities, Newman caught the eye of the marquis looking at him heavily; and thereupon, for a single instant, he checked himself.
Such bijou ne plus ultras, replete with all the amenities, do not, as I pointed out to Penfentenyou, transpire outside of England.
First of all he began to take me into his confidence; he boasted of his great affairs, then started groaning about his overstrained life which left him no time for the amenities of existence, for beauty, or sentiment, or any sort of ease of heart.
Beebe, at leisure for life's amenities, leant over his Rectory gate.
I have long realized that he was only wise to maintain silence at the expense of perilous amenities, and as fully justified in those secret and solitary sorties which made bad blood in my veins.
The hire-purchase system bridged a financial gap, and one bright and memorable Sunday morning he wheeled his new possession through the shop into the road, got on to it with the advice and assistance of Grubb, and teuf-teuffed off into the haze of the traffic-tortured high road, to add himself as one more voluntary public danger to the amenities of the south of England.
But for you and me, old fellow, it's time to drop these amenities," continued Dolokhov, as if he found particular pleasure in speaking of this subject which irritated Denisov.
They were further silenced by Katharine's rather malicious determination not to help this young man, in whose upright and resolute bearing she detected something hostile to her surroundings, by any of the usual feminine amenities.
Having made his clerical toilet with due care in the morning, he was prepared only for those amenities of life which were suited to the well-adjusted stiff cravat of the period, and to a mind weighted with unpublished matter.