faculty

  • 1 Faculty — Fac ul*ty, n.; pl. {Faculties}. [F. facult?, L. facultas, fr. facilis easy (cf. facul easily), fr. fecere to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Facility}.] 1. Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Faculty — may refer to:In education: * Faculty (university), a division of a university or the academic staff of a university * A collective name for the teachers in schools in the United StatesIn other uses: * Faculty (instrument), an instrument or… …

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  • 3 faculty — [fak′əl tē] n. pl. faculties [ME & OFr faculte < L facultas < facilis: see FACILE] 1. Obs. the power to do; ability to perform an action 2. any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense [the faculty of hearing, speech, etc.]… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 faculty — I (ability) noun ableness, adroitness, aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, competence, competency, cunning, deftness, dexterity, enablement, endowment, equipment, expertise, expertness, fitness, flair, gift, handiness, knack, know how,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 faculty — late 14c., ability, means, resources, from O.Fr. faculté (14c.) skill, accomplishment, learning, and directly from L. facultatem (nom. facultas) power, ability, wealth, from *facli tat s, from facilis (see FACILE (Cf. facile)). Academic sense… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 faculty — [n1] ability, skill adroitness, aptitude, aptness, bent, capability, capacity, cleverness, dexterity, facility, flair, forte, genius, gift, instinct, intelligence, knack, knowing way around*, leaning, nose*, peculiarity, penchant, pistol*, power …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 faculty — ► NOUN (pl. faculties) 1) an inherent mental or physical power. 2) an aptitude or talent. 3) chiefly Brit. a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge. 4) N. Amer. the teaching or research staff of a university… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 faculty — noun 1 natural ability of the body/mind ADJECTIVE ▪ higher ▪ the evolution of man s higher faculties ▪ cognitive, intellectual, mental, rational ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 faculty — n. division of a university (esp. BE; CE has school) 1) a faculty of education; law; medicine; science teaching staff (esp. AE) 2) on the faculty (she is on the faculty) 3) a college, university; school faculty 4) the standing ( permanent )… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 faculty — 01. An unknown businessperson has donated over $10 million towards the construction of a new medical [faculty] at the university. 02. Our French professor took the entire class to lunch at the [faculty] club. 03. Chocolate was only accepted by… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 faculty — fac|ul|ty [ˈfækəlti] n plural faculties [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: faculté, from Latin facultas ability ] 1.) a department or group of related departments within a university faculty of ▪ the Faculty of Law ▪ the Engineering Fac …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 faculty — [[t]fæ̱k(ə)lti[/t]] faculties 1) N COUNT: usu pl, oft poss N, N of n Your faculties are your physical and mental abilities. He was drunk and not in control of his faculties... It is also a myth that the faculty of hearing is greatly increased in… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 faculty */*/ — UK [ˈfæk(ə)ltɪ] / US noun Word forms faculty : singular faculty plural faculties 1) [countable] a department or group of departments in a university the Faculty of Medicine the Law Faculty 2) [uncountable] American all the teachers in a… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 faculty — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English faculte, from Anglo French faculté, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin facultat , facultas branch of learning or teaching, from Latin, ability, abundance, from facilis facile Date: 14th… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 faculty — fac|ul|ty [ fæklti ] noun ** 1. ) count a department or group of departments in a university: the Faculty of Medicine the Law Faculty 2. ) uncount AMERICAN all the teachers in a university, college, or school: a meeting for students, faculty, and …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 faculty — noun plural faculties (C) 1 a natural ability, such as the ability to see, hear, or think clearly (+ of): the faculty of reason | in full possession of all your faculties (=able to see, hear, think etc in the normal way) 2 a particular skill that …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 faculty — /fak euhl tee/, n., pl. faculties. 1. an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action: a faculty for making friends easily. 2. one of the powers of the mind, as memory, reason, or speech: Though very sick, he is in full… …

    Universalium

  • 18 faculty — noun 1) the faculty of speech Syn: power, capability, capacity, facility, wherewithal, means; (faculties) senses, wits, reason, intelligence 2) an unusual faculty for unearthing contributors Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 faculty — 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

  • 20 faculty — noun /fækʊltiː/ a) The scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff. He lived until he reached the age of 90 with most of his faculties intact. b) A division of a university (e.g. a Faculty of Science… …

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