What does amends mean?
The definition of amends
A*mends”, n. sing. & pl.
Etym: [F. amendes, pl. of amende. Cf. Amende.]

Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation. [Now const. with sing. verb.] “An honorable amends.” Addison. Yet thus far fortune maketh us amends. Shak.