What does Facility mean?

Definitions for Facility
fəˈsɪl ɪ tifa·cil·i·ty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Facility.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. facility, installationnoun

    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, quicknessnoun

    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, readinessnoun

    a natural effortlessness

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

  4. facilitynoun

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

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

  5. facilitynoun

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

    "a cell phone with internet facility"


  1. facilitynoun

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

  2. facilitynoun

    Dexterity of speech or action; skill, talent.

    The facility she shows in playing the violin is unrivalled.

  3. facilitynoun

    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. facilitynoun

    A toilet.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Facilitynoun

    Etymology: facilitè, French; facilitas, Latin.

    Yet reason faith, reason should have ability
    To hold these worldly things in such proportion,
    As let them come or go with even facility. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Piety could not be diverted from this to a more commodious business by any motives of profit or facility. Walter Raleigh.

    A war upon the Turks is more worthy than upon any other Gentiles, both in point of religion and in point of honour; though facility and hope of success might invite some other choice. Francis Bacon, holy War.

    They who have studied have not only learned many excellent things, but also have acquired a great facility of profiting themselves by reading good authors. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    The facility which we get of doing things, by a custom of doing, makes them often pass in us without our notice. John Locke.

    Facility is worse than bribery; for bribes come now and then: but if importunity or idle respects lead a man, he shall never be without. Francis Bacon, Essay 11.

    ’Tis a great error to take facility for good-nature; tenderness, without discretion, is no better than a more pardonable folly. Roger L'Estrange, Fable 30.

    He opens and yields himself to the man of business with difficulty and reluctancy; but offers himself to the visits of a friend with facility, and all the meeting readiness of appetite and desire. Robert South, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facilitynoun

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

  2. Facilitynoun

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

  3. Facilitynoun

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

  4. Facilitynoun

    easiness of access; complaisance; affability

  5. Facilitynoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. facility

    A type of property created and designed for a specific purpose.

    They did sit together and start to forward plan their wedding together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2020  

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

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  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

Examples of Facility in a Sentence

  1. J. Michael Straczynski:

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

  2. Don Felder:

    Tom Petty was one of my guitar students; I knew Duane, and Stephen and I had a band. When he left, Bernie Leadon moved to Gainesville. His father was a nuclear physicist who was sent to the University of Florida to start their nuclear research facility, so he and I became friends.

  3. Lindsay Toczylowski:

    A new facility just coming online like this with an extra 1,000 people is really concerning, especially in a place that is not equipped to deal with immigrant detainees.

  4. Daniel Adedokun:

    When I commission my new facility (in October) I will request an increase to 1000 tons.

  5. Josh Tetrick:

    You have lots of chickens in a facility and their throats have to be slit, you have blood and you have feathers and live animals bumping up against each other. Or,( with cultivated meat), you have a stainless steel vessel that is entirely contained without all that.

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  • تسهيلArabic
  • леснина, приспособления, оборудване, лекотаBulgarian
  • zařízeníCzech
  • Einrichtung, Leichtigkeit, VorrichtungGerman
  • instalación, facilidadSpanish
  • امکانPersian
  • fasiliteetti, taito, taitavuus, laitos, helppous, mukavuudetFinnish
  • facilité, pôle, infrastructure, centre, installationFrench
  • goireasScottish Gaelic
  • सुविधाHindi
  • facilitàItalian
  • מתקןHebrew
  • жарамдуулук, ийкемдүүлүк, зээндүүлүк, жөндөмдүүлүкKyrgyz
  • FacilitéitLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • faciliteit, voorziening, aanleg, gemak, inrichtingDutch
  • anleggetNorwegian
  • facilidade, instalaçãoPortuguese
  • facilitateRomanian
  • лёгкость, аппарату́ра, ло́вкость, простота́, приспособление, здание, учреждение, ги́бкость, обору́дованиеRussian
  • infrastruktura, uređajiSerbo-Croatian
  • anläggningenSwedish
  • מעכירעסYiddish
  • 設施Chinese

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