noun (plural facilities)
- 1A place, amenity, or piece of equipment provided for a particular purpose: cooking facilities facilities for car parking a manufacturing facilityMore example sentences
provision, space, means, solution, potential, prerequisite, equipmentamenity, resource, service, advantage, convenience, benefitinstallation, place, depot, station, location, premises, site, post, base, camp• informal joint, outfit, set-up
- 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.
- 1.1A special feature of a service or machine, which offers the opportunity to do or benefit from something: an overdraft facilityMore example sentences
possibility, opportunity, feature
- 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] A natural ability to do or learn something well and easily: he had a facility for languagesMore example sentences
aptitude, talent, gift, flair, bent, skill, knack, finesse, genius; ability, proficiency, competence, capability, potential, capacity, faculty; expertise, expertness, adeptness, prowess, mastery, artistry; propensity, inclination, natural ability, suitability, fitness; head, mind, brain• informal know-how
- 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.
- 2.1 [mass noun] Absence 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).