- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM facilitynon·fa·cil·i·ty, noun, plural non·fa·cil·i·ties.o·ver·fa·cil·i·ty, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH facilityfacile, facilitate, facility , felicitate
How to use facility in a sentence
There were mass closures of churches, mosques, and monasteries, and new taxes on religious facilities.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities will finally be allowed to smoke cubans, too.Cigar Dealers Light Up Over Cuba News|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Detention facilities would not necessarily have to keep up with U.S. prison standards.Inside the CIA’s Sadistic Dungeon|Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Medicaid is required to cover people in skilled nursing facilities, that is, institutions.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But plans to build a hotel and tourist facilities over one-third of the village have raised local preservation concerns.For Rent: Priceless Historic Sites|Elinor Betesh|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This widening grasp of languages is or was within the capacity of nearly everyone born into the world—given the facilities.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Reasonable facilities for receiving and forwarding traffic The subject of undue preference, which was forbiddenp.
If there be no facilities for stopping for the night, a driver is not negligent should he proceed through the fog.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Another week was spent fighting over running powers, facilities, etc., and I was in the witness box again.