noun (plural facilities)
- 1Space or equipment necessary for doing something: cooking facilities facilities for picnicking, camping, and hikingMore example sentences
- There are also disabled toilets at the Washburn Valley reservoir, as well as car parking and picnic facilities.
- Passengers would have a choice of airlines, terminal facilities and car parks.
- As well as a second operating theatre, the unit needs more ward space and more facilities to hold clinics and carry out research.
- 1.1An amenity or resource, especially one connected with leisure or hygiene: facilities include two swimming poolsMore example sentences
- It also boasts a large leisure facility, including indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and fitness room.
- We had hoped Lewisham Council would proceed with plans to encourage development of the site as a leisure facility, to include a new cinema and restaurant.
- In this period the college will also be constructing a multi-purpose and health and leisure facility and a library and information resource centre.
- 1.2 (the facilities) A public toilet.More example sentences
- All employees at the worksite must be aware of this arrangement and know that they can use the facilities at any time.
- If the facilities for each sex are in the same building, they shall be separated by solid walls or partitions extending from the floor to the roof or ceiling.
- 1.3An establishment set up to fulfill a particular function or provide a particular service, typically an industrial or medical one: a manufacturing facilityMore example sentences
- The 60-bed short-term facility provides quality medical care while engaging in innovative education and research.
- He stated that it was important to insure that each medical facility provided is as good as it can possibly be.
- A state-operated psychiatric facility can provide a rich training ground for medical students, residents and other trainees.
- 1.4An option or service that gives the opportunity to do or benefit from something: the program includes a help facility and interactive windowsMore example sentences
- Later this year we'll launch a facility offering flexible benefits, so that our client's employees can optimise the package their employer provides in line with their lifestyles.
- The revamped site also demonstrates the full breadth of Eddisons' service by offering the facility to search online for plant and machinery.
- The developer will also offer a full facilities management service.
- 2 [usually in singular] An ability to do or learn something well and easily; a natural aptitude: he had a facility for languagesMore example sentences
- As Eve pointed out, I have a facility for falsehoods, a talent both natural and learned.
- Even there though, in a movie which tested your patience to destruction and beyond, there were flashes of arresting talent: a facility for framing and delineating a mood and a moment.
- Along with a facility for languages, the fledgling student quickly demonstrated an aptitude for computers and taught himself programming.
- 2.1Absence of difficulty or effort: the pianist played with great facilityMore example sentences
- Shifting from gritty and fervid to soft and wet in the blink of an eye, she flicks away all competitors with effortless facility.
- However, his non-Punjabi audience may not feel estranged as he writes with ease and facility.
- Your opponent is invariably unfamiliar with it, while you master it with matchless facility.
early 16th century (denoting the means or unimpeded opportunity for doing something): from French facilité or Latin facilitas, from facilis 'easy' (see facile).