Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “facility”

facility

noun
 
 
/fəˈsɪləti/
facilities [plural] equipment, rooms, etc. that are provided for people to use: The community center has some of the newest equipment and best facilities in town. Are non-members allowed to use the facilities? recreational/sports/leisure facilities bathroom/washing/toilet facilities
[C] a building or area that is used for a particular activity or purpose: The company is building a $4m training facility in Oakland. She works as a chaplain in a juvenile detention facility.
[C] FINANCE, BANKING an arrangement that lets someone borrow money from a bank or other financial institution for an agreed period of time or up to a particular amount: a borrowing/overdraft/credit facility Do you have an overdraft facility on your account? The company has secured a $2m debt facility from another bank.
[C] a special feature on a machine, computer, piece of software, etc. that enables you to do something: Another useful facility of the software is an embedded dictionary.
(Definition of facility from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of facility?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “facility” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More