[uh-men-i-tee, uh-mee-ni-]
noun, plural amenities.
an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility: the graceful amenities of society.
any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure: The house has a swimming pool, two fireplaces, and other amenities.
the quality of being pleasing or agreeable in situation, prospect, disposition, etc.; pleasantness: the amenity of the Caribbean climate.
amenities, lavatory; bathroom: used as a euphemism.

1400–50; late Middle English amenite < Anglo-French < Latin amoenitās, equivalent to amoen(us) pleasing + -itās -ity Unabridged
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amenity (əˈmiːnɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  (often plural) a useful or pleasant facility or service: a swimming pool was just one of the amenities
2.  the fact or condition of being pleasant or agreeable
3.  (usually plural) a social courtesy or pleasantry
[C14: from Latin amoenitās pleasantness, from amoenus agreeable]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "quality of being pleasant or agreeable," from O.Fr. amenite, from L. amoenitatem (nom. amoenitas) "delightfulness, loveliness," from amoenus "pleasant," perhaps related to amare "to love."

"creature comforts of a town, house, etc." 1908, from pl. of amenity (q.v.).
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Example sentences
The high-tech amenities are comprehensive and include dual-line telephones,
  data ports and Internet access.
With excellent public schools and extensive cultural amenities, the region
  boasts an enviable quality of life.
Airlines continue to cut back on services while piling on fuel surcharges and
  fees for amenities that were once complimentary.
It fits between economy and business class, both in amenities and price.
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