facility

noun
1 (usually facilities) buildings/services/equipment
ADJECTIVE
excellent, first-class, good
adequate, appropriate, proper, suitable
inadequate, poor (esp. BrE)
basic, limited

a hotel with only basic facilities

modern, state-of-the-art, up-to-date
extensive
extra (esp. BrE)
available, existing

We are looking to upgrade the existing facilities.

essential, necessary

to improve access to essential facilities

community (esp. BrE), local

hospitals, schools and other major community facilities

communal, shared

The communal facilities were in a bad state.

public
disabled (BrE)

The stadium was criticized for its lack of disabled facilities.

conference
airport, hotel
bar (BrE)
leisure (esp. BrE), recreational, social (esp. BrE)
sporting (esp. BrE), sports
play (esp. BrE)
transport (esp. BrE), transportation (esp. AmE), travel (esp. BrE)
parking
shopping (esp. BrE)
dining
catering (BrE), cooking (esp. BrE), kitchen (esp. BrE)
baby-changing (BrE), bathroom, laundry, sanitary, shower, toilet (BrE), washing (esp. BrE)
en suite (esp. BrE), private

All bedrooms offer private facilities (= a private bathroom).

health, health-care, hospital, medical
childcare, crèche (BrE), day-care, nursery (esp. BrE)
educational, training
library, research
laboratory
VERB + FACILITY
have, offer, provide
improve, upgrade
make use of, use

I made full use of the computing facilities.

FACILITY + VERB
be available, exist
include sth

Facilities include a large indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna.

FACILITY + NOUN
management, manager
PREPOSITION
facility for

The school has no facilities for the teaching of music.

The hotel provides excellent facilities for children.

PHRASES
a range of facilities
2 (esp. AmE) a building used for a particular activity
ADJECTIVE
large
50 000-square-foot, etc.
modern, state-of-the-art
purpose-built (BrE)
new
existing

plans to renovate an existing facility

permanent, temporary

a temporary storage facility for blood samples

long-term

residents of long-term care facilities

federal, local, state

prisoners in state and federal facilities

community, public
private
commercial, industrial
maintenance, manufacturing, processing, production, storage, testing, transport,  … treatment

a water treatment facility

correctional, detention

He spent 90 days at the county's local correctional facility.

military
weapons
chemical, nuclear
health, health-care, hospital, medical

a mental health facility

dining
childcare, day-care
educational, training
fitness, sports
practice

She trains with the team at their practice facility.

research
lab (informal), laboratory
communication, communications
VERB + FACILITY
design
build, construct
expand
open

The company expects to open its facility by late September.

use

The old facility is now used for storage of dry products.

manage, operate
maintain
lease, rent
tour, visit

A doctor visited the facility and found deplorable conditions.

FACILITY + VERB
be located

a production facility located in New Mexico

house

The 100 000 square-foot facility houses labs for NASA's research.

PREPOSITION
facility for

a new facility for military training

3 special feature of a machine/service
ADJECTIVE
central

The archive offers a central facility for cataloguing and indexing data.

backup

The report warns that there are no backup facilities if the reprocessing plant breaks down.

support

training and other support facilities

special
useful
technical
credit, loan, overdraft (BrE)

a bank account with an overdraft facility

editing, help, mail, search (all computing)
VERB + FACILITY
have, offer, provide
use
FACILITY + VERB
allow sth, allow for sth

The software's ‘list’ facility allows users to compile their own list.

PREPOSITION
facility for

The device has a facility for storing any sound you like.

4 natural ability
ADJECTIVE
amazing, great
VERB + FACILITY
have
show
PREPOSITION
with facility

He played with great facility.

facility for

She showed an amazing facility for mind-reading.


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  • facility — 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

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  • facility — [fə sil′ə tē] n. pl. facilities [ME & OFr facilite < L facilitas, easiness < facilis, FACILE] 1. ease of doing or making; absence of difficulty 2. a ready ability; skill; dexterity; fluency 3. [usually pl.] the means by which something can… …   English World dictionary

  • facility — (n.) early 15c., gentleness, from M.Fr. facilité, from L. facilitatem (nom. facilitas) easiness, ease, fluency, willingness, from facilis easy (see FACILE (Cf. facile)). Its sense in English moved from genteelness to opportunity (1510s), to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • facility — ease, dexterity, *readiness Analogous words: spontaneity, *unconstraint, abandon: address, poise, *tact: lightness, effortlessness, smoothness (see corresponding adjectives at EASY) Contrasted words: ineptness, clumsiness, awkwardness,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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