amicable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj amicable characterized by friendship and good will
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Amicable Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable disposition, or arrangement. "That which was most remarkable in this contest was . . . the amicable manner in which it was managed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • amicable Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness, peaceableness, or harmony; friendly; peaceable; harmonious in social or other relations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Amicable am′ik-a-bl friendly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. amicabilis, fr. amicus, friend, fr. amare, to love. See Amiable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. amicabilisamicus, a friend, am-āre, to love.

Usage

In literature:

Kennaston and Mrs. Saumarez chatted very amicably for some ten minutes.
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
Propositions for adjusting amicably the boundaries of Louisiana have not been acceded to.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Edited by James D. Richardson
It is presumed that the arrangement will be easily and amicably made between you.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Edited by James D. Richardson
It was, however, declined in an amicable manner.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
It is my earnest desire that every misunderstanding with the Government of Great Britain should be amicably and speedily adjusted.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The United States continue in the enjoyment of amicable relations with all foreign powers.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The two men came back together in amicable converse.
"Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
We may, therefore, settle the business amicably or otherwise, just as you please.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Perhaps the matter may be arranged amicably.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
Fife had agreed to go away, and the matter would have been amicably settled but for him.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Fife had agreed to go away, and the matter would have been amicably settled but for him.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He rises and approaches her, saluting her with an amicable gesture.
"The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or The Real Robinson Crusoe" by Joseph Xavier Saintine
Then we strolled amicably towards the third tee.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 12, 1917" by Various
They parted amicably, with a promise on Lucia's part that she would stay with Edith in the summer.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The meeting was not wholly an amicable one.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Upon the chasuble La Teuse next laid out the stole, the maniple, the girdle, alb and amice.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
The disarmament is universally considered the first step to an amicable settlement.
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
John's wrath vanishes at these gracious words, and they talk amicably together.
"Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)" by Charles Reginald Haines
He had apologized to the bereaved mother for entertaining unworthy suspicions of her, and they were on amicable terms.
"Bears I Have Met--and Others" by Allen Kelly
On Saturday morning, the 22nd, every effort was made to induce the Malays to come to an amicable conference, but without success.
"Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849" by William O. S. Gilly
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In poetry:

A woman climbs in
with two market bags,
brisk, freckled, elderly.
"A grand night. Yes, sir,
all the way to Boston."
She regards us amicably.
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
Midons sui om et amics e servire,
e no.lh en quer mais autras amistatz
mas c'a celat los seus bels olhs me vire,
que gran be.m fan ades can sui iratz;
e ren lor en laus e merces e gratz,
qu'el mon non ai amic que tan me valha.
"Per mels cobrir lo mal pes (Anne)" by Bernard De Ventadorn
Tway Mice, full Blythe and Amicable,
Batten beside Erle Robert's Table.
Lies there ne Trap their Necks to catch,
Ne old black Cat their Steps to watch.
Their Fill they eat of Fowl and Fish;
Feast-lyche as Heart of Mouse mote wish.
"Erle Robert's Mice. In Chaucer's Style" by Matthew Prior

In news:

Seneca's amicable split creates more VC options.
The Amicable Church is located at 3736 Main Road, just north of Tiverton Four Corners.
Sudan keeps up ' amicable ' ties to Iran.
MOCA calls Paul Schimmel exit ' amicable '.
Sheriff, lawmakers amicable at meeting.
The Prudential Corporation joined the bidding yesterday for the life insurer Scottish Amicable , offering a package it valued at $:1.9 billion ($3.1 billion) as a challenge to a bid of $:1.4 billion by Abbey National P.L.C.
Colorado's Hickenlooper, wife split amicably .
Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes ' amicably ' settle divorce, attorney says.
LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes " amicably settled" their divorce just two weeks after Holmes filed for it, an attorney told CNN Monday.
Samsung and GVI part amicably .
McCourts have ' amicably resolved' one issue.
Charles and Diana Are Separating ' Amicably '.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 43, has finally ended her custody war with Kelsey Grammer, 56, and surprisingly, it was settled amicably.
ACC talked in 2003, and their discussions ended amicably and predictably — the school passed on all-sports membership in the name of its storied football independence.
"The split was amicable, and they remain close friends," Kunis' rep told the New York Post.
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In science:

Perseus – Churazov, et al. 2003), and some dyn amically relaxed clusters do not host a cool core (e.g. A 963 in this work).
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
Ami64] Yvette Amice, Interpolation p-adique, Bull.
On measure-preserving ${\mathcal C}^1$ transformations of compact-open subsets of non-archimedean local fields
Amice & J. V´elu, Distributions p-adiques associ´ees aux s´eries de Hecke, Journ´ees Arithm´etiques de Bordeaux (Conf., Univ.
Critical p-adic L-function
Pomerance, On the Distribution of Amicable Numbers, J.
The iterated Carmichael lambda function
Am–V] Amice Y.,Velu J.: Distributions p-adiques associ´ees aux s´eries de Hecke, Journ´ees Arithm´etiques de Bordeaux (Conf.
Generalized Kummer congruences and $p$-adic families of motives
There is the possibility of inserting “dyn amic ” commands to include other topic, insert the user’s name or the date of the day, and so on.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
The authors wish to thank amically Etienne Parizot for profound discussions and Paul Sommers for fruitful ob jections and discussions.
Angular Power Spectrum Estimation of Cosmic Ray Anisotropies with Full or Partial Sky Coverage
Stoica, ”Space-time diversity using or thogonal and amicable orthogonal designs,” in Proc.
Maximum-rate, Minimum-Decoding-Complexity STBCs from Clifford Algebras
Tjhung, “Algebraic relation ship between Amicable Orthogonal Design and Quasi-Orthogonal STBC with minimum decoding complexity,” ICC 2006. C.
Maximum-rate, Minimum-Decoding-Complexity STBCs from Clifford Algebras
Treatment of isolated chondral and osteochondral defects in the knee by autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC).
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
This is not meant to imply that the basic mechanism has been found in their multi-dimensional character or that a compelling consensus has been amicably reached.
Towards a Synthesis of Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
Stoica, ”Space-time diversity using orthogonal and amicable orthogonal designs,” in Proc.
High-rate, Multi-Symbol-Decodable STBCs from Clifford Algebras
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