Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Ease in moving, acting, or doing.
  • noun An ability or talent; an aptitude.
  • noun A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function.
  • noun Something that facilitates an action or process.
  • noun Informal A restroom or public toilet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being easily done or performed; freedom from difficulty; ease: as, the facility of an operation.
  • noun Ease in doing or performance; readiness proceeding from skill or practice; dexterity: as, he performed the work with great facility.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Easiness of access; complaisance; affability; urbanity.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Expertness, Knack, etc. (see readiness), ability, quickness.
  • noun Civility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease.
  • noun Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity.
  • noun Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; -- usually in a bad sense; pliancy.
  • noun Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.
  • noun That which promotes the ease of any action or course of conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the plural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a natural effortlessness
  • noun a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
  • noun something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
  • noun a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French facilité, and its source, Latin facilitās.

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