[ tag word day English learner’s meaning ]
A patient arriving at an emergency medical facility
1 a [count] : something (such as a building or large piece of equipment) that is built for a specific purpose
a large manufacturing facility
a new sewage-treatment facility
The injured child was rushed to a medical facility. [=a hospital]
a correctional facility [=a prison]
1 b [count] : something that makes an action, operation, or activity easier — usually plural
The resort offers a wide range of facilities for young and old alike.
1 c facilities [plural] informal : BATHROOM
The facilities are at the end of the corridor.
2 : skill and ease in doing something
He had a great facility for writing.
He had great facility with words.
She handled the crisis with facility.