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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.

amenity

(əˈmiːnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (often plural) a useful or pleasant facility or service: a swimming pool was just one of the amenities.
2. the fact or condition of being pleasant or agreeable
3. (usually plural) a social courtesy or pleasantry
[C14: from Latin amoenitās pleasantness, from amoenus agreeable]

a•men•i•ty

(əˈmɛn ɪ ti, əˈmi nɪ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility: social amenities.
2. any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure: The hotel has a swimming pool and other amenities.
3. the quality of being pleasing or agreeable: the amenity of a temperate climate.
[1400–50; late Middle English amenite < Anglo-French < Latin amoenitās=amoen(us) pleasing + -itās -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amenity - pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditionsamenity - pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions; "a well trained staff saw to the agreeableness of our accommodations"; "he discovered the amenities of reading at an early age"
pleasantness, sweetness - the quality of giving pleasure; "he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner"; "the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day"

amenity

noun
1. facility, service, advantage, comfort, convenience The hotel amenities include a health club and banqueting rooms.

amenity

noun
2. Anything that increases physical comfort:
comfort, convenience, facility (often used in plural).
3. A courteous act or courteous acts that contribute to smoothness and ease in dealings and social relationships.Used in plural:
Translations
لَطَافَة، إعْتِدَال
dobré vybavenípohodlípůvab
behagelighedbekvemmelighed
malonumaspatogumas
ērtībasjaukumi
spoločenské vybavenie
hoşlukkolaylık

amenity

[əˈmiːnɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (= quality) → amenidad f
2. (= thing) (gen pl) amenitiescomodidades fpl
the amenities of lifelas cosas agradables de la vida
a house with all amenitiesuna casa con todas las comodidades or todo confort
the hotel has very good amenitiesel hotel tiene excelentes servicios e instalaciones
the town has many amenitiesla ciudad ofrece gran variedad de servicios
we are trying to improve the city's amenitiesnos esforzamos por mejorar las instalaciones de la ciudad
B. CPD amenity bed N (Brit) (Med) → habitación f privada
amenity society N (Brit) → asociación f para la conservación del medio ambiente

amenity

[əˈmiːnɪti] n (= pleasantness) → charme m, agrément m

amenity

n
(= aid to pleasant living) (public) amenityöffentliche Einrichtung; the lack of amenities in many parts of the cityder Mangel an Einkaufs-, Unterhaltungs- und Transportmöglichkeiten in vielen Teilen der Stadt; close to all amenitiesin günstiger (Einkaufs- und Verkehrs)lage; this house has every amenitydieses Haus bietet jeden Komfort; a high/low amenity districteine Gegend mit hoher/geringer Wohnqualität
(= pleasantness: of place) → angenehme Lage

amenity

(əˈmiːnəti) plural aˈmenities noun
something that makes life more pleasant or convenient. This part of town has a lot of amenities – good shops, parks etc.
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