- 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
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.
Detention facilities would not necessarily have to keep up with U.S. prison standards.
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.
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.