noun, plural a·men·i·ties.
Origin of amenity
Examples from the Web for amenity
Meanwhile, he enjoyed 202 High as the quintessence of youth's amenity.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
Sussex has not only individual quality, amenity and interest: all counties have them.
Thus impotently growling, the merchant prince retired from the field, escorted with amenity by the courtier.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
My friend showed himself very sensible of the beauty and amenity of the hour.In the South Seas|Robert Louis Stevenson
This is an amenity of existence in Africa that strikes one as very terrible.
British Dictionary definitions for amenity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for amenity
Word Origin and History for amenity
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).