facility

  • 1 facility — fa‧cil‧i‧ty [fəˈsɪlti] noun facilities PLURALFORM 1. facilities [plural] PROPERTY special buildings or equipment that have been provided for a particular use, such as sports activities, shopping or travelling: • The hotel s leisure facilities… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Facility — Fa*cil i*ty (f[.a]*s[i^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Facilities} (f[.a]*s[i^]l [i^]*t[i^]z). [L. facilitas, fr. facilis easy: cf. F. facilit[ e]. See {Facile}.] 1. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the facility… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 facility — facility, faculty 1. Facility (from Latin facilis meaning ‘easy’) means ‘ease or ready ability to do something, aptitude’: • Firstborn children have greater verbal facility, and there is evidence that they have more successful relationships with… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 facility — I (easiness) noun ability, adeptness, adroitness, capability, competence, deftness, dexterity, ease, effortlessness, expertise, expertness, facilitas, flexibility, fluency, freedom from difficulty, grace, gracefulness, proficiency, quickness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 facility — [n1] ease; ability address, adroitness, aptitude, bent, child’s play*, competence, dexterity, efficiency, effortlessness, expertness, fluency, knack, leaning, lightness, poise, proficiency, propensity, quickness, readiness, skill, skillfulness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 facility — [fə sil′ə tē] n. pl. facilities [ME & OFr facilite < L facilitas, easiness < facilis, FACILE] 1. ease of doing or making; absence of difficulty 2. a ready ability; skill; dexterity; fluency 3. [usually pl.] the means by which something can… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 facility — (n.) early 15c., gentleness, from M.Fr. facilité, from L. facilitatem (nom. facilitas) easiness, ease, fluency, willingness, from facilis easy (see FACILE (Cf. facile)). Its sense in English moved from genteelness to opportunity (1510s), to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 facility — ease, dexterity, *readiness Analogous words: spontaneity, *unconstraint, abandon: address, poise, *tact: lightness, effortlessness, smoothness (see corresponding adjectives at EASY) Contrasted words: ineptness, clumsiness, awkwardness,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 facility — ► NOUN (pl. facilities) 1) a building, service, or piece of equipment provided for a particular purpose. 2) a natural ability to do something well and easily …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 facility — noun 1 (usually facilities) buildings/services/equipment ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, first class, good ▪ adequate, appropriate, proper, suitable …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 facility — 01. Our neighborhood swimming pool is a wonderful [facility], with a wave pool, diving boards, a huge water slide and lots of equipment for small children to play on. 02. Construction has finally begun on athletic [facilities] for the next summer …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 facility — [[t]fəsɪ̱lɪti[/t]] ♦♦ facilities 1) N COUNT: usu pl, usu with supp Facilities are buildings, pieces of equipment, or services that are provided for a particular purpose. What recreational facilities are now available?... The problem lies in… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 facility */*/*/ — UK [fəˈsɪlətɪ] / US noun Word forms facility : singular facility plural facilities 1) a) [countable, usually plural] something such as a room or piece of equipment that is provided at a place for people to use The hotel has excellent leisure… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 facility — /feuh sil i tee/, n., pl. facilities. 1. Often, facilities. a. something designed, built, installed, etc., to serve a specific function affording a convenience or service: transportation facilities; educational facilities; a new research facility …

    Universalium

  • 15 facility — n. skill 1) a facility for, in, with (to have a facility for languages) installation 2) to operate a facility * * * [fə sɪlɪtɪ] in with (to have a facility for languages) [ installation ] to operate a facility [ skill ] a facility for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 Facility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Facility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 facility facility ease Sgm: N 1 easiness easiness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 capability capability Sgm: N 1 feasibility feasibility &c.(practicability) 470 Sgm: N …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 facility — fa|cil|i|ty W1S3 [fəˈsılıti] n plural facilities 1.) facilities [plural] rooms, equipment, or services that are provided for a particular purpose ▪ All rooms have private facilities (=private bathroom and toilet) . ▪ The hotel has its own pool… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 facility — fa|cil|i|ty [ fə sıləti ] noun *** 1. ) count usually plural something such as a room or piece of equipment that is provided at a place for people to use: The hotel has excellent recreational facilities. There are plans to improve the restroom… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 facility — noun 1 facilities (plural) rooms, equipment, or services that are provided for a particular purpose: a 5 star hotel with fantastic facilities | child care facilities | toilet facilities 2 (usually singular) a special part of a piece of equipment… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 facility — /fəˈsɪləti / (say fuh siluhtee) noun (plural facilities) 1. something that makes possible the easier performance of any action; advantage: transport facilities; to afford someone every facility for doing something. 2. freedom from difficulty;… …

    Australian English dictionary


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