Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness, peaceableness, or harmony; friendly; peaceable; harmonious in social or other relations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable.
  • adjective (Law.) an action commenced and prosecuted by amicable consent of the parties, for the purpose of obtaining a decision of the court on some matter of law involved in it.
  • adjective (Math.) two numbers, each of which is equal to the sum of all the aliquot parts of the other.

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  • adjective Showing friendliness or goodwill.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by friendship and good will

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Late Latin amīcābilis, from Latin amīcus, friend.]

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From Late Latin amīcābilis ("friendly"); see amiable.

Examples

  • After his East Londonderry victory Mr McClarty described his treatment by the party as "shocking" but has since held what he described as "amicable talks" with the UUP party leader.

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  • Goodguide is a approved B Corporation, a brand brand brand brand new kind of craving which uses commercial operation to instigate certain amicable as great as ecological change.

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  • "Consumers control a content today, so it's vicious for brands to establish themselves as great corporate citizens," pronounced Levy. "2009 saw brands coming up with campaigns to strech people in amicable media, as great as campaigns began to focus upon what consumers caring about, not only what's vicious to a brands."

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  • Goodguide is a approved B Corporation, a brand brand brand brand new kind of craving which uses commercial operation to instigate certain amicable as great as ecological change.

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  • "Consumers control a content today, so it's vicious for brands to establish themselves as great corporate citizens," pronounced Levy. "2009 saw brands coming up with campaigns to strech people in amicable media, as great as campaigns began to focus upon what consumers caring about, not only what's vicious to a brands."

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  • Needless to say, there was a disagreement, which I'm happy to report has been resolved in amicable fashion, but I keep wondering, what if the random number generator picked $500 instead of $100?

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  • The British Government of India had acknowledged this Regency, and was desirous to retain amicable relationship with the Punjaub, but in the middle of the year 1845, so unruly and clamorous for war was the Sikh army, all negotiations terminated, and a state of uncertainty ensued which made it necessary for British India, without declaring hostility, to place itself on a footing to resist it, should so mad an enterprise ensue.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • Peters on his knees, engaged in amicable conversation.

    When Patty Went to College

  • Mr. Ayrton said the best way to defend and preserve Canada would be to maintain amicable relations with the

    Imperial Parliament

  • Has this evident desire to maintain amicable relations with us been fairly met on this side of the water?

    The Civil War in America

Comments

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  • I like to consider amicable vs. amiable.

    May 26, 2009