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Meaning of FACILITY

Pronunciation:  fu'silitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you; "a cell phone with internet facility"
  2. [n]  services and space and equipment provided for a particular purpose; "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities"
  3. [n]  a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
  4. [n]  a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
  5. [n]  skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"

FACILITY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: adeptness, adroitness, deftness, installation, quickness, readiness
 See Also: airfield, arboretum, artefact, artifact, assembly, athletic facility, backroom, botanical garden, cafeteria facility, comfort station, communication equipment, communication system, convenience, course, deposit, depository, dexterity, drive-in, effortlessness, field, flying field, forum, gas system, grid, landing field, manual dexterity, meeting place, menagerie, military installation, power grid, power system, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, range, recreation facility, recreational facility, repository, restroom, service, services, sewage system, sewage works, sewer system, skillfulness, sleight, source, station, toilet facility, touch, transit, transportation, transportation system, utility, wash room, water, water supply, water system, zoo, zoological garden



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fa*cil"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Facilities}. [L. facilitas, fr.
facilis easy: cf. F. facilit?. See {Facile}.]
1. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from
   difficulty; ease; as, the facility of an operation.

         The facility with which government has been
         overturned in France.                 --Burke.

2. Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or
   use; dexterity; as, practice gives a wonderful facility in
   executing works of art.

3. Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; --
   usually in a bad sense; pliancy.

         It is a great error to take facility for good
         nature.                               --L'Estrange.

4. Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.

         Offers himself to the visits of a friend with
         facility.                             --South.

5. That which promotes the ease of any action or course of
   conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the
   plural; as, special facilities for study.

Syn: Ease; expertness; readiness; dexterity; complaisance;
     condescension; affability.

Usage: {Facility}, {Expertness}, {Readiness}. These words
       have in common the idea of performing any act with
       ease and promptitude. Facility supposes a natural or
       acquired power of dispatching a task with lightness
       and ease. Expertness is the kind of facility acquired
       by long practice. Readiness marks the promptitude with
       which anything is done. A merchant needs great
       facility in dispatching business; a banker, great
       expertness in casting accounts; both need great
       readiness in passing from one employment to another.
       ``The facility which we get of doing things by a
       custom of doing, makes them often pass in us without
       our notice.'' --Locke. ``The army was celebrated for
       the expertness and valor of the soldiers.'' ``A
       readiness to obey the known will of God is the surest
       means to enlighten the mind in respect to duty.''

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