Definition of amenity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

amenity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈmiːnəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmenəti//
 
[usually plural](pl. amenities)
 
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a feature that makes a place pleasant, comfortable or easy to live in The campsite is close to all local amenities. Many of the houses lacked even basic amenities (= baths, showers, hot water, etc.). Wordfinderamenity, city, ghetto, high-rise, metropolitan, population, slum, suburb, town, urban Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French amenite or Latin amoenitas, from amoenus ‘pleasant’.Extra examples The building will be developed as a public amenity. The campsite is close to all local amenities. The flats lacked basic amenities. The hotel has excellent amenities. They will provide an amenity for local residents. a hotel with all modern amenities the diverse cultural amenities of cities Many of the houses lacked even basic amenities. The area now has a far higher standard of amenity.
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