What does facility mean?

Definitions for facilityfəˈsɪl ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word facility.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facility in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dorothy L. Sayers:

    A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

  2. J. Michael Straczynski:

    The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.

  3. Judith Sheindlin:

    My personal belief is that we have to get kids' attention, and fast. A period on a chilly upstate facility can be a great attitude adjuster.

  4. Mark Twain:

    We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it.

  5. Palo Conteh:

    Save The Children, they do not have the expertise, that is something we must all accept, hands up, and say the Brits got it wrong with Kerry Town, handing over that facility to Save The Children who have never run an Ebola facility.

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Translations for facility

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تسهيلArabic
  • леснина, лекота, приспособления, оборудванеBulgarian
  • zařízeníCzech
  • Leichtigkeit, Einrichtung, VorrichtungGerman
  • facilidad, instalaciónSpanish
  • امکانPersian
  • laitos, mukavuudet, helppous, fasiliteetti, taito, taitavuusFinnish
  • centre, installation, infrastructure, facilité, pôleFrench
  • goireasScottish Gaelic
  • सुविधाHindi
  • facilitàItalian
  • ийкемдүүлүк, жарамдуулук, зээндүүлүк, жөндөмдүүлүкKyrgyz
  • FacilitéitLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • voorziening, inrichting, gemak, aanleg, faciliteitDutch
  • anleggetNorwegian
  • facilidade, instalaçãoPortuguese
  • facilitateRomanian
  • лёгкость, аппарату́ра, простота́, приспособление, здание, ги́бкость, обору́дование, учреждение, ло́вкостьRussian
  • uređaji, infrastrukturaSerbo-Croatian

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