from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ease in moving, acting, or doing; aptitude: "an extreme facility in acquiring new dialects” ( W.H. Hudson).
- n. Readiness to be persuaded; pliability.
- n. Something that facilitates an action or process. Often used in the plural. See Synonyms at amenity.
- n. Something created to serve a particular function: hospitals and other health care facilities.
- n. Informal A restroom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease.
- n. Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity.
- n. Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; -- usually in a bad sense; pliancy.
- n. Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.
- n. That which promotes the ease of any action or course of conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being easily done or performed; freedom from difficulty; ease: as, the facility of an operation.
- n. Ease in doing or performance; readiness proceeding from skill or practice; dexterity: as, he performed the work with great facility.
- n. Easiness to be moved or persuaded; readiness of compliance; pliancy; specifically, in Scots law, a degree of mental weakness short of idiocy, but justifying legal intervention.
- n. Easiness of access; complaisance; affability; urbanity.
- n. The means by which the performance of anything is rendered more easy; convenience; assistance; advantage: usually in the plural: as, facilities for traveling or for study.
- n. Expertness, Knack, etc. (see readiness), ability, quickness.
- n. Civility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a natural effortlessness
- n. a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
- n. skillful performance or ability without difficulty
- n. something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
- n. a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you
From Middle French facilité, and its source, Latin facilitās. (Wiktionary)