amenity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-men'i-tē, u-mē'ni-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility: the graceful amenities of society.
  2. any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure: The house has a swimming pool, two fireplaces, and other amenities.
  3. the quality of being pleasing or agreeable in situation, prospect, disposition, etc.; pleasantness: the amenity of the Caribbean climate.
  4. lavatory; bathroom: used as a euphemism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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