an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility:
the graceful amenities of society.
any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure:
The house has a swimming pool, two fireplaces, and other amenities.
the quality of being pleasing or agreeable in situation, prospect, disposition, etc.; pleasantness:
the amenity of the Caribbean climate.
amenities, lavatory; bathroom: used as a euphemism.
People think, why not move south, where amenities are in abundance?
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The plane was overflowing with a cornucopia of luxury food and amenities, as if destined for Paris.
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The amenities include a fitness room, a sauna, a beauty parlor, and a karaoke setup.
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All of these amenities are, of course, in addition to the basic issue of getting there.
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The amenities of urban life, restaurants, theaters, walk-able neighborhoods, bicycle lanes, attract the next generation.
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To them the Americans seemed to lack a proper knowledge of the amenities of life.
The Fathers of the Constitution Max Farrand
These were the current amenities of his two friends since Dubuche had attended the School of Arts.
His Masterpiece Emile Zola
Their fever is fed for months and years by the discomforts and amenities of city life.
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The elder Disraeli has a chapter on this subject in his amenities of Literature.
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He talked of spring and flowers, quoted poets and added the treasures of a well-stored mind to the amenities of the day.
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
noun (pl) -ties
(often pl) a useful or pleasant facility or service: a swimming pool was just one of the amenities
the fact or condition of being pleasant or agreeable
(usually pl) a social courtesy or pleasantry
“creature comforts of a town, house, etc.” 1908, plural of amenity. Latin amoena, plural of amoenus, also was used as a noun with a sense of “pleasant places.”
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).
- Amenity bed
noun (in Britain) a hospital bed whose occupant receives free treatment but pays for nonmedical advantages, such as privacy Also called (informal) pay bed
- Amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome
amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome n. Lactation and amenorrhea resulting from endocrinological causes or from a pituitary tumor.
absence of the menses. Historical Examples According to the claims in the circular quoted above, it is useful both in amenorrhea and in menorrhagia. The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2 Various The amenorrhea from exhaustive diseases will usually correct itself with, or soon after, the establishment of convalescence. The Eugenic […]
absence of the menses. Historical Examples Opposed to amenorrhoea is menorrhagia, or an excessive menstrual flow. Essays In Pastoral Medicine Austin Malley amenorrhoea is an absence of menstruation in conditions other than pregnancy or lactation. Essays In Pastoral Medicine Austin Malley noun abnormal absence of menstruation n. 1804, Modern Latin, from Greek privative prefix a- […]