A"mi*a*ble (?), a. [F. amiable, L.
amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to
love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L.
amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable,
Amorous, Amability.] 1. Lovable; lovely;
pleasing. [Obs. or R.]
So amiable a prospect.
Sir T. Herbert.
2. Friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an
amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.
3. Possessing sweetness of disposition; having
sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked;
as, an amiable woman.
4. Done out of love. [Obs.]
Lay an amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford's