- friendship; peaceful harmony.
- mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
Origin of amity
- a female given name.
Related Words for amitykindliness, concord, cordiality, goodwill, benevolence, harmony, friendliness, togetherness, comity, neighborliness, simpatico
Examples from the Web for amity
Historical Examples of amity
A convention additional to the general treaty of peace and amity.Latin America and the United States
What is so excellent as strict relations of amity, when they spring from this deep root?Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Olive produced her biscuits and bananas, and they munched together in amity.Olive in Italy
Each had spoken with entire courtesy and a marked lack of amity.The Long Roll
It was good that those she loved should dwell together in amity.Mary Gray
- friendship; cordiality
Word Origin for amity
Word Origin and History for amity
mid-15c., "friendly relations," from Old French amitie (13c.); earlier amistie (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *amicitatem (nominative *amicitas) "friendship," corresponding to Latin amicitia, from amicus (adj.) "friendly;" related to amare "to love" (see Amy).