- the entire teaching and administrative force of a university, college, or school.
- one of the departments of learning, as theology, medicine, or law, in a university.
- the teaching body, sometimes with the students, in any of these departments.
Origin of faculty
synonym study for faculty
OTHER WORDS FROM facultyin·ter·fac·ul·ty, noun, plural in·ter·fac·ul·ties, adjectivepro·fac·ul·ty, adjectiveun·der·fac·ul·ty, noun, plural un·der·fac·ul·ties.
How to use faculty in a sentence
“Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties,” by which he meant the need to find out what happens next.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be something of an insult to his amazing mind to suggest he lacks those critical faculties.
What is it about nostalgia that so effectively scrambles our evaluative faculties?
She was still recovering her verbal faculties, but she was able to answer when he asked about a bracelet he saw on her wrist.Exclusive Photo: Gabrielle Giffords’s Navy SEAL Skydive|Michael Daly|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To be a fan of a brutal sport like football is to put your moral faculties on hold.Players' Physical Abuse, Sandusky Case Show Little Honor Left in Football|Peter Beinart|November 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The evening previous to his death he was walking about the farm, in the full possession of all his faculties of mind and body.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
HE ordered a lunch which he thought the girl would like, with wine to revive the faculties that he knew must be failing.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
The sharpened faculties have something of a lawyer's quickness in detecting a flaw in the indictment.Children's Ways|James Sully
But the continual drafts had kept ever in advance of the receipts, draining the exchequer—crippling its faculties.
The words were a talisman on the benumbed faculties of Louis; he hastened forward, and threw himself into the carriage.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for faculty
- a department within a university or college devoted to a particular branch of knowledge
- the staff of such a department
- mainly US and Canadian all the teaching staff at a university, college, school, etc