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Amenities Explained

amenities at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ə'menətız]

amenities at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

Amenities at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Amenity \A*men"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Amenities}. [F. am['e]nit['e], L.
amoenitas, fr. amoenus pleasant.]
The quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in
respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition;
pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness.

A sweetness and amenity of temper. --Buckle.

This climate has not seduced by its amenities. --W.
Howitt.

amenities at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

amenities
n : things that make you comfortable and at ease; "all the
comforts of home" [syn: {comforts}, {creature comforts},
{conveniences}]

amenities at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » aménité|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » amoenitas|amoenitās|pleasantness, delightfulness|lang=la, from Inter: term » amoenus||pleasant, delightful|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /əˈmɛn.ə.tiːz/|lang=en

Noun

amenities
  • Inter: plural of » amenity
    1. Inter: pluralonl » y The quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition; pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness.
    2. 1917, Category: w - :Arthur Conan Doyle|Arthur Conan Doyle, Category: s - :His_Last_Bow.-_The_War_Service_of_Sherlock_Holmes|"His Last Bow":
    3. : "I trust that you are as comfortable as circumstances permit," said Holmes when the final arrangements were made. "Should I be guilty of a liberty if I lit a cigar and placed it between your lips?"
    4. : But all amenities were wasted upon the angry German.
    5. 1934, Category: w - :Rex Stout|Rex Stout, Category: w - :Fer-de-Lance (book)|Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Category: w - :Bantam Books|Bantam edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 24:
    6. : When we got to Sullivan Street Mrs. Ricci was waiting in front with a glare in her eye that made me decide not to stop for any amenities.


    Category: Category:English plurals ending in "-ies" -
    Translation: ar » amenities
    Translation: cy » amenities
    Translation: et » amenities
    Translation: fr » amenities
    Translation: ku » amenities
    Translation: my » amenities
    Translation: ro » amenities
    Translation: sv » amenities
    Translation: ta » amenities