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.

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. Barbara Spriggs:

    The facility at Oakden was like something out of the 19th century, bob was lying on a bed with just a sheet underneath him, there was no seat on the toilet, only paper towels in the bathroom. It was like a prison.

  2. Soumya Swaminathan:

    The COVAX facility is not going to penalize countries.

  3. Kevin McCarthy:

    I'm gon na look through it, we had an officer killed on Good Friday. If this commission is going to come forth to tell us how to protect this facility in the future, you want to make sure that in the scope you can look at all that.

  4. Home Affairs Peter Dutton:

    The reality is people need to be accommodated for somewhere for up to 14 days. I can't clear out a hospital in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, i don't have a facility otherwise that we can quickly accommodate for what might be many hundreds of people and Christmas Island is purpose-built for exactly this scenario.

  5. Xing Zhaopeng:

    The medium-term lending facility (MLF) rate and Loan Prime Rate (LPR) will be cut at the same pace this month. We believe this cut is a signal to urge all loans to refer LPR as the benchmark so that the PBOC can improve the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission.

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Translations for facility

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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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