from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being pleasant or attractive; agreeableness.
- n. Something that contributes to physical or material comfort.
- n. A feature that increases attractiveness or value, especially of a piece of real estate or a geographic location.
- n. Social courtesies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Pleasantness.
- n. A thing or circumstance that is welcome and makes life a little easier or more pleasant.
- n. Convenience.
- n. a unit pertaining to the infrastructure of a community, such as a public toilet, a postbox, a library etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition; pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being pleasant or agreeable in situation, prospect, climate, temper, disposition, manners, etc.; pleasantness; pleasingness; an affable manneṙ.
- n. That which is agreeable or pleasing.
- n. Amenity damages
- n. in Great Britain, damages given for the defacement of grounds, especially around dwelling houses, or for annoyance or loss of amenity, caused by the building of a railway, construction of public works, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions
Middle English amenite, from Old French, from Latin amoenitās, from amoenus, pleasant.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French aménité, from Latin amoenitās ("pleasantness, delightfulness"), from amoenus ("pleasant, delightful"), of unknown origin. (Wiktionary)