Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • But the amenity is still hard to come by for many U.S. fliers, despite a couple of airports that have recently announced that they're switching to the free model.

    Airport Check-in: Free Wi-Fi on the rise, but it still isn't common

  • And with each new surcharge and each new item of clothing one is required to remove to board an airplane — and with every small-town commercial airport and cabin amenity that vanishes forever — the rails beckon.

    Sunday Reading

  • Or do you dislike it simply because the building surface and the amenity is similar?

    Floating pools from Mobideep

  • A passenger amenity from the first commercial space flight shuttle (2 pts)

    Foo/BarCamp + post-WIKI-ism

  • Grafton and Carroll counties — called "amenity counties" by demographers because their natural beauty attracts people to move there — grew 9% and 9.5% The only county to lose population was Coos, the northernmost county.

    New Hampshire diversifying but slowly

  • The closest I had to an amenity was a soft towel and a full-length mirror.

    Vicious Grace

  • "It is not the most appropriate passenger facility and, indeed, we think we can create a cruise terminal in the bays precinct that offers passenger amenity, that is able to meet international passenger security standards and that provides a first-class, world facility."

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  • "A community service organization such as TelfairLife helps us to capture that intangible but most precious 'amenity' - a vibrant sense of community that makes each resident feel like they are part of something greater than their own household or street.

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  • A 10-year survey suggests that in many parts of the American West, the grizzled, leathery rancher riding the range to take care of his cattle and make a buck is being replaced by wealthy "amenity" owners who fly in on weekends, fish in their private trout ponds and often prefer roaming elk to Herefords.

    Six word story

  • Without them, he says, Missoula might become an "amenity" community catering to mostly high-income residents, like some Rocky Mountain resort towns.

    Rustic and Refined

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