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Amenity (something that increases comfort) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the noun amenity

What does amenity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amenities

  1. pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

Alternative definition of the noun amenity


  1. See Pleasantness.
  2. A thing or circumstance that is welcome and makes life a little easier or more pleasant.
  3. See Convenience.

Definition of the noun amenity for high school students

    an item that increases comfort
    • example: Bill Gates's house is stocked with so many amenities, he never has to do anything for himself.

The noun amenity is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Specialised definition of the noun amenity

Glossary of sports

a facility for sports or entertainment. (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Amenity" is the first demo of the Dutch Symphonic metal band Delain. It was released in 2002. Martijn Westerholt, founder of Delain, doesn't regard this as the beginning of Delain: "I tried a few songs with local musicians, but it did not work, it did not really bring me what I was looking for.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amenity

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Google previewXunzi (2012)

Basic Writings by Burton Watson

To make use of good to lead others is called education; to make use of good to achieve harmony with others is called amenity. To use what is not good to lead others is called betrayal; to use what is not good to achieve harmony with others is ...

Google previewGetting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts (2006)

by Richard Imperiale

The other frequently requested amenity is an in-unit washer and dryer. Most new communities ...

Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

you simply correct the mistakes; whereas one can amend various aspects of conduct or behavior, emend is used if the issue at hand is that of a manuscript, speech, or literary product amenity is the pleasantness of a place or person amentia ...

Google previewCivil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering (2017)

Proceedings of the International Conference ICCAE, Taipei, Taiwan, November 4-6, 2016 by Jimmy C.M. Kao, Wen-Pei Sung

Hence, the human body amenity is a non-linear equation based on these elements. Usually it is described as follows: D=f(T)+g(U)+h(V)(1) where D is the human body amenity, T is the temperature (°C), U is the average daily humidity (%rh), ...

Google previewThe American Language (1945)

An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United States. Supplement I-II by Henry L. Mencken

Amenity is the French word amenité, borrowed in the Fifteenth Century. To an American it is very similar in meaning, in the plural, to ci'uilities, as in “ the amenities of the occasion,” but the English have widened it, since a. 1916, to mean almost ...

Google previewGlobal Business Regulation (2000)

by John Braithwaite, Peter Drahos

Since environmental amenity is a superior good, the demand for pollution control is likely to increase and there is therefore a considerable advantage to an economy to have the technical and production capacity to produce low-polluting ...

Google previewTime Out New York (2012)

by Editors of Time Out

greatest amenity is a free key to nearby Gramercy Park (see p93) – one of the most exclusive outdoor spaces in the city.

Google previewThe Railway News ... (1906)

Thus the whole of the stairs and floors are of fireproof material, plentiful provision being made of hydrants, hose, buckets, &c, while a particularly satisfactory amenity is an external iron stairway at the rear, which, with the other staircases and ...

Google previewThe Scots Observer (1889)

The amenity is a veneer, but it overlies a solid feeling — the feeling that mankind are a fraternity, that in general intercourse friction is an unpleasant thing and by all means to be avoided. The Englishman has been mistaking what were offered ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences (2003)

Amenity Horticulture Land Reclamation and Remediation, Principles and Practice Ozone Depletion Plants and Atmospheric Pollution Plants as Pollution Monitors Waste Water Treatment Phytoremediation Global Warming Effects ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

An amenity can be natural (such as an attractive location or accessible woods or water) or made by people (such as...

amenity horticulture ( hobby farming) Gardening or cultivation for leisure or *aesthetics rather than for ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2008)

by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, Sally Stone

A Amenity Space Areas and services within or connected to a building that add both tangible and intangible benefits to the property. In architecture, an amenity space will typically include the service areas such as toilets, heating and air ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2009)

A 12-Volume Set

Amenity. Factors. In a globaleconomy, whereinmany advanced national and regional economies, commercially valueadded knowledge and innovative services are creating more jobs than manufacturing industries. In such places, theneeds of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation (2004)

by John Jenkins, John Pigram

AMENITY. MANAGEMENT. (UNITED. KINGDOM). The Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM) is believed to be the largest professional body in the leisure field outside the United States, withover6,000 members. It wasformedin ...

Google previewMarine Affairs Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West

VISUAL AMENITY: The increased utility of land (and water) as a result of the view from that property. (See also Scenic Area; Scenic Easement; Transfer of Development Rights; Viewshed; Visual Amenity; Visual Resource Management) ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

amenity horticulture (hobby farming) Cultivating plants or livestock for ...

Google previewJunior School Dictionary (2002)

by Linsay Knight, Andrew Delahunty

amenity. noun. anything which adds to your comfort, ease or pleasure: a campsite with cooking amenities and running water MM fimify: the plural is amenities amethyst (sayam-a-thist) noun a purple or violet quartz, used as a gem Word ...

Google previewThe Spa Encyclopedia (2003)

A Guide to Treatments and Their Benefits for Health and Healing by Hannelore R. Leavy, Reinhard R. Bergel

spa category: "amenity spas” and “resort spas." Amenity Spa Located at the hotel or resort, this is CHAPTER 2: Spas Today 7.

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Airline Amenity Kit

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Small photo of Bathroom hotel amenity, shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner in luxury ceramics container with labels on steel shelf and tile wall in bathroom in hotel More...

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Scrabble value of A1M3E1N1I1T1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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