What does amenity mean?

Definitions for amenity
əˈmɛn ɪ ti, əˈmi nɪ-ameni·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agreeableness, amenitynoun

    pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

    "a well trained staff saw to the agreeableness of our accommodations"; "he discovered the amenities of reading at an early age"


  1. amenitynoun


    We especially enjoyed the amenity of the climate on our last holiday.

  2. amenitynoun

    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. amenitynoun


  4. amenitynoun

    a unit pertaining to the infrastructure of a community, such as a public toilet, a postbox, a library etc.

  5. Etymology: From aménité, from amoenitas, from amoenus, of unknown origin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Amenitynoun

    Pleasantness; agreeableness of situation.

    Etymology: amenité, Fr. amænitas, Lat.

    If the situation of Babylon was such at first, as it was in the days of Herodotus, it was rather a seat of amenity and pleasure, than conducing unto this intention. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. Amenity

    In property and land use planning, amenity (lat. amoenitās “pleasantness, delightfulness”) is something considered to benefit a location, contribute to its enjoyment, and thereby increase its value. Tangible amenities can include the number and nature of guest rooms and the provision of facilities such as elevators (lifts), internet access, restaurants, parks, community centres, swimming pools, golf courses, health club facilities, party rooms, theater or media rooms, bike paths or garages. Intangible amenities include well-integrated public transport, pleasant views, nearby activities, and a low crime rate. Within the context of environmental economics, an environmental amenity can include access to clean air or clean water, or the quality of any other environmental good that may reduce adverse health effects for residents or increase their economic welfare.Residential real estate can benefit from amenities which, in turn, boost the property's value. Some examples of valuable amenities are proximity to parks and schools, updated fixtures, and bonus living spaces. These additional features that make a home desirable can add substantial value to a property.


  1. amenity

    An amenity is a desirable or useful feature, facility, or service of a building, place, or entity that enhances its comfort, convenience, or enjoyment. It can complement the main use or purpose of that place or entity, making it more pleasant or attractive. Examples include a swimming pool in a residential building, free Wi-Fi in a café, or parks and schools in a neighborhood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amenitynoun

    the quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition; pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness

  2. Etymology: [F. amnit, L. amoenitas, fr. amoenus pleasant.]


  1. Amenity

    In real property and lodging, amenities are any tangible or intangible benefits of a property, especially those that increase its attractiveness or value or that contribute to its comfort or convenience. Tangible amenities might include attractive guest rooms, Wi-Fi, dining, parks, swimming pools, golf courses, health club facilities, party rooms, theater or media rooms, bike paths, Lifts, community centers, services, or garages, for example. Intangible amenities might include pleasant views, nearby activities, good schools, or a low crime rate, all of which add to the desirability of a property.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amenity

    am-en′i-ti, n. pleasantness, as regards situation, climate, manners, or disposition. [Fr. aménité—L. amœnitasamœnus, pleasant, from root of am-āre, to love.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amenity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amenity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of amenity in a Sentence

  1. Switchfly CEO Daniel Farrar:

    There are several ways in which hotel loyalty programs can meet and surpass consumer expectations: frequent promotions with concierge-quality services available to lower-tier members, automated check-ins without staff interaction; Wifi (which is no longer an amenity, but a requirement).

  2. Julia Vitullo-Martin:

    The archways lead to our wonderful courtyard. It's such an extraordinary amenity in New York, because every square inch counts, and here we have 22,000 square feet of courtyard space.

  3. Julia Vitullo-Martin:

    It's sort of thrilling just to walk by it, the archways lead to our wonderful courtyard. It's such an extraordinary amenity in New York, because every square inch counts, and here we have 22,000 square feet of courtyard space.

  4. Jim Murren:

    I viewed art from the inception of National Harbor as not an amenity, but as an integral part of the narrative and experience to the resort.

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Translations for amenity

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  • любезност, вежливостBulgarian
  • amenitat, comoditatCatalan, Valencian
  • Anlage, Annehmlichkeit, Anmut, Einrichtung, öffentliche EinrichtungGerman
  • amenidad, infraestructura, servicio público, comodidad, servicioSpanish
  • miellyttävyys, mukavuusFinnish
  • commodité, agrément, aménitéFrench
  • goireasScottish Gaelic
  • հաճելիություն, հարմարությունArmenian
  • keenakan, kenyamananIndonesian
  • amenitàItalian
  • სიამოვნება, კომფორტიGeorgian
  • voorziening, geriefelijkheid, aangenaamheidDutch
  • uprzejmośćPolish
  • amenidade, comodidade, regaloPortuguese
  • комфортабельность, удобство, приятность, мягкостьRussian
  • pogodnost, komoditet, udobnostSerbo-Croatian
  • bekvämlighet, behaglighetSwedish
  • tatlılık, tesis, memnuniyet, rahatlik, hoşlukTurkish

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