amenity


noun, plural a·men·i·ties.

  1. an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility: the graceful amenities of society.
  2. any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure: The house has a swimming pool, two fireplaces, and other amenities.
  3. the quality of being pleasing or agreeable in situation, prospect, disposition, etc.; pleasantness: the amenity of the Caribbean climate.
  4. amenities, lavatory; bathroom: used as a euphemism.

noun plural -ties

  1. (often plural) a useful or pleasant facility or servicea 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
n.

late 14c., “quality of being pleasant or agreeable,” from Old French amenite, from Latin amoenitatem (nominative amoenitas) “delightfulness, pleasantness,” from amoenus “pleasant,” perhaps related to amare “to love” (see Amy).

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