Definitions for facilityfəˈsɪl ɪ ti

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word facility

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fa•cil•i•tyfəˈsɪl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. Often, facilities. something designed, built, or installed to afford a specific convenience or service: Usually, facilities. something that permits the easier performance of an action, course of conduct, etc.:

    a new research facility.

    a hotel with facilities for conferences.

  2. readiness or ease due to skill, aptitude, or practice; dexterity.

  3. an easy-flowing manner.

  4. the quality of being easily or conveniently done or performed.

  5. Usually, facilities. a rest room.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  6. lack of difficulty; ease.

Origin of facility:

1375–1425; late ME (< MF) < L facilitās; see facile

Princeton's WordNet

  1. facility, installation(noun)

    a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

    "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

  2. adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness(noun)

    skillful performance or ability without difficulty

    "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"

  3. facility, readiness(noun)

    a natural effortlessness

    "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen

  4. facility(noun)

    something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service

    "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities"; "educational facilities"

  5. facility(noun)

    a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you

    "a cell phone with internet facility"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. facility(noun)əˈsɪl ɪ ti

    a large place, building, piece of equipment etc. with a particular purpose

    the largest storage and processing facility in the state; the sports facilities at the university; a park with beautiful facilities


  1. facility(Noun)

    The fact of being easy, or easily done; absence of difficulty, simplicity.

  2. facility(Noun)

    Dexterity of speech or action; skill, talent.

    The facility she shows in playing the violin is unrivalled.

  3. facility(Noun)

    The physical means or contrivances to make something (especially a service) possible; the required equipment, infrastructure, location etc.

    Transport facilities in Bangkok are not sufficient to prevent frequent traffic collapses during rush hour.

  4. facility(Noun)

    A toilet.

  5. Origin: From facilité, and its source, facilitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facility(noun)

    the quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the facility of an operation

  2. Facility(noun)

    ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity; as, practice gives a wonderful facility in executing works of art

  3. Facility(noun)

    easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; -- usually in a bad sense; pliancy

  4. Facility(noun)

    easiness of access; complaisance; affability

  5. Facility(noun)

    that which promotes the ease of any action or course of conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the plural; as, special facilities for study

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. facility

    A real property entity consisting of one or more of the following: a building, a structure, a utility system, pavement, and underlying land. See also air facility.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'facility' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4174

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'facility' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4004

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'facility' in Nouns Frequency: #461

Translations for facility

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


ease or quickness

She showed great facility in learning languages.

Get even more translations for facility »


Find a translation for the facility definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these facility definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"facility." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for facility?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for facility: