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 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|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Let no one with a facility for untying mental knots think that his gift would be wasted in India!Things as They Are|Amy Wilson-Carmichael
In Brahms, however, the question does arise of facility of expression versus worthiness of expression.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
Here she received a careful education, early attaining a good knowledge of French, so as to read and speak it with facility.Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century|W. H. Davenport Adams
She had passed five years in captivity among the Mexicans in Sonora and had learned to speak Spanish with facility.
Shall it be of ignorance, simplicity, and facility; or of malice and imposture?The Essays of Montaigne, Complete|Michel de Montaigne
British Dictionary definitions for facility
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for facility
Word Origin and History 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.