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
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.
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.
Or do you dislike it simply because the building surface and the amenity is similar?
A passenger amenity from the first commercial space flight shuttle (2 pts)
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.
The closest I had to an amenity was a soft towel and a full-length mirror.
"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."
"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.
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.
Without them, he says, Missoula might become an "amenity" community catering to mostly high-income residents, like some Rocky Mountain resort towns.