What does facility mean?

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

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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.


  1. facility

    A facility is a place, often a building or structure, designed or used for a particular activity, function, or service. This can include institutions like schools or hospitals, commercial or industrial structures like factories or power plants, or even recreational places like sports stadiums or parks. Additionally, a facility can also refer to a resource, service, or piece of equipment provided for a particular purpose.

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. Pat Budke:

    The history we have as a department with this individual makes it most likely that this incident was targeted at this facility or at someone at this facility.

  2. Joel Smith:

    When requested by the family, the ombudsman has the right to enter the care facility and investigate, while they can't arrest, they can go in and start waving shiny lights into dark places and hopefully uncover and solve problems.

  3. Jim Willett:

    The numbers here have grown again and Royal Canadian Mounted Police are going truck to truck giving people an ultimatum. They have a facility to start towing vehicles and that's what I expect to start seeing next.

  4. Frank Reich:

    ... but it will be very gradual and deliberate. And of course were taking steps to make sure were in compliance with state and local regulations, and NFL and CDC guidelines. That means primarily employees that must be in the office to do their jobs : people who need to access files that are only at the office ; maintenance workers ; trainers ; and technology workers. Those people will have their temperature taken when entering the building and must wear personal protective equipment. The Colts have set up one-way hallways with arrows on the carpet pointing to the proper direction, and there will be limits on how many people can be in rooms at the same time. Coach Frank Reich was realistic about a full return to the training complex. The guys who have been hurt, who have been coming into the building, keep coming in and rehabbing and doing their thing, other than that, as soon as we can get more players in the building we want that to make up for a little bit of lost time. The sooner we can get together and get out there working, the better it will be. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took part in an owners conference call from the teams practice facility, The Star. About two dozen staffers were present at the complex. The Steelers are doing a soft reopening Tuesday mainly for medical personnel and rehabbing players. They expect to ramp up use of their facility next week under league guidelines. As the Cardinals reopen, only essential staffers will be involved, far fewer than the 75 allowed at the facility. The Super Bowl champion Chiefs also opted for a soft opening, as did the Falcons, with only about 15 people at their complex on Tuesday. Those numbers will increase over the next week.

  5. General Electric:

    Based on the ongoing challenges in the power industry and a significant decline in orders at this facility, we announced our intent to close our manufacturing facility in Salem, Virginia, and move the remaining work to other GE locations or to supplier partners.

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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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