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
Related Words for facilityamenity, resource, tool, material, equipment, accommodation, dexterity, bent, adroitness, wit, aptitude, skill, fluency, propensity, spontaneity, competence, tact, poise, proficiency, efficiency
Examples from the Web for facility
Contemporary Examples of facility
They put them in key positions within the facility where they can look out for their own.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
December 11, 2014
He watched the pit grow bigger every month, despite the numerous reports he wrote about the facility.
After the federal investigation concluded, they authorized him to close the facility.
Health workers at the facility say that is the only way to stay safe because you never know who is carrying the deadly virus.
Nurses at the clinic say the facility cannot run a 24-hour shift due to fear of Ebola.
Historical Examples of facility
He will give you every facility when you tell him who you are.In the Midst of Alarms
They have gained in facility and wit; they have lost in poetry.A Dish Of Orts
We must repeat and again repeat; facility will come with labour.
It is not ease, but effort—not facility, but difficulty, that makes men.
He was surprised at the facility with which he attained such happiness.Father Sergius
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for facility
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.