amenity

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Etymology[edit]

From French aménité, from Latin amoenitās (pleasantness, delightfulness), from amoenus (pleasant, delightful), of unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈmiːnəti/, /əˈmenəti/

Noun[edit]

amenity (plural amenities)

  1. Pleasantness.
    We especially enjoyed the amenity of the climate on our last holiday.
  2. A thing or circumstance that is welcome and makes life a little easier or more pleasant.
    All the little amenities the hotel provided made our stay very enjoyable.
  3. Convenience.
  4. (cartography) a unit pertaining to the infrastructure of a community, such as a public toilet, a postbox, a library etc.

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