noun, plural fa·cil·i·ties.
- something designed, built, installed, etc., to serve a specific function affording a convenience or service: transportation facilities; educational facilities; a new research facility.
- something that permits the easier performance of an action, course of conduct, etc.: to provide someone with every facility for accomplishing a task; to lack facilities for handling bulk mail.
Origin of facility
Examples from the Web for facilities
Contemporary Examples of facilities
Indeed, large companies are increasingly lighting up solar panels on their facilities.Charging Up
The Daily Beast
October 28, 2014
Some facilities had begun erecting “bamboo hand washing stations” at the entrance to hospitals, but not enough.$10,000 a Month for Ebola Fighters
October 7, 2014
These facilities, among other more sophisticated equipment, require central electricity.This New Ebola Test Is As Easy As a Pregnancy Test, So Why Aren’t We Using It?
October 3, 2014
At the time of her arrival in 2011, many of the facilities in Liberia lacked even a single midwife, let alone trained OB/GYNs.The Only Thing More Terrifying Than Ebola Is Being Pregnant With Ebola
Kent Sepkowitz, Abby Haglage
October 2, 2014
Modi speaks of human settlements with the “heart of a village” and developing “the facilities of the city.”Welcome to the Billion-Man Slum
August 25, 2014
Historical Examples of facilities
Miss Nightingale had procured him various introductions and facilities, and he had reported his impressions to her.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2
Edward Tyas Cook
It finds its pleasure in studying the play of its own facilities, and the study passes easily into an aptitude and habit.Amiel's Journal
I dress as well as I can, but the room is just a tiny sitting-room; there are no facilities for making one's toilette.A Woman's Experience in the Great War
Facilities of trade and favourable tariffs bound the men of Ghent and Bruges to the interests of Edward.The Eighteen Christian Centuries
He has denied her the facilities for obtaining a thorough education, all colleges being closed against her.The Business of Being a Woman
Ida M. Tarbell
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for facility
"opportunities," 1809, plural of facility. Sense of "physical means of doing something" is from 1872.
early 15c., "gentleness," from Middle French facilité, from Latin facilitatem (nominative facilitas) "easiness, ease, fluency, willingness," from facilis "easy" (see facile). Its sense in English moved from "genteelness" to "opportunity" (1510s), to "aptitude, ease" (1530s). Meaning "place for doing something," which makes the word so beloved of journalists and fuzzy writers, first recorded 1872.