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{adj: athletic} relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
"athletic facilities"



{adj: busy, engaged, in use} (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)
"her line is busy"
"receptionists' telephones are always engaged"
"the lavatory is in use"
"kept getting a busy signal"

{adj: on tap} available for immediate use
"extra personnel on tap"
"other sports and entertainment facilities are on tap"
"there are numerous projects on tap"

{adj: torrential} resembling a torrent in force and abundance
"torrential applause"
"torrential abuse"
"the torrential facility and fecundity characteristic of his style"- Winthrop Sargeant

{adj: verbal} relating to or having facility in the use of words
"a good poet is a verbal artist"
"a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound"
"verbal aptitude"
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{n: Bunker Buster, Guided Bomb Unit-28, GBU-28} a 5,000 pound laser-guided bomb that can be programmed to penetrate to a given depth before exploding; used to penetrate hardened underground facilities

{n: Federal Bureau of Prisons, BoP} the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes

{n: Turkish bath} a steam room where facilities are available for a bath followed by a shower and massage

{n: adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness} skillful performance or ability without difficulty
"his quick adeptness was a product of good design"
"he was famous for his facility as an archer"

{n: airstrip, flight strip, landing strip, strip} an airfield without normal airport facilities

{n: arboretum, botanical garden} a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition

{n: athletic facility} a facility for athletic events

{n: ballpark, park} a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
"take me out to the ballpark"

{n: betterment} an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

{n: biosafety level} the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities

{n: bomb shelter, air-raid shelter, bombproof} a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids

{n: cafeteria facility} (usually plural) facilities for providing food for employees or visitors

{n: central, telephone exchange, exchange} a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

{n: clinic} a healthcare facility for outpatient care

{n: communication system, communication equipment} facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information

{n: conservatory, conservatoire} a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts

{n: course} facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport
"the course had only nine holes"
"the course was less than a mile"

{n: day school} a school building without boarding facilities

{n: depository, deposit, depositary, repository} a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

{n: distributed data processing, remote-access data processing, teleprocessing} data processing in which some of the functions are performed in different places and connected by transmission facilities

{n: dock, dockage, docking facility} landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out
"the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"

{n: extended care facility} a medical institution that provides prolonged care (as in cases of prolonged illness or rehabilitation from acute illness)

{n: facility, installation} a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
"the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

{n: facility, readiness} a natural effortlessness
"they conversed with great facility"
"a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen

{n: facility} a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you
"a cell phone with internet facility"

{n: facility} something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
"catering facilities"
"toilet facilities"
"educational facilities"

{n: factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory} a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing

{n: field house} an athletic facility where athletes prepare for sport

{n: forum, assembly, meeting place} a public facility to meet for open discussion

{n: freight liner, liner train} a long-distance express freight train between industrial centers and seaports with facilities for rapid loading and unloading of goods

{n: gas system} facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service

{n: guardhouse} a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained

{n: gymnasium, gym} athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training

{n: health spa, spa, health club} a place of business with equipment and facilities for exercising and improving physical fitness

{n: hospital, infirmary} a health facility where patients receive treatment

{n: host} any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event
"Atlanta was chosen to be host for the Olympic Games"

{n: infrastructure, base} the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
"the industrial base of Japan"

{n: lido} a recreational facility including a swimming pool for water sports

{n: locker room} a room (as at an athletic facility or workplace) where you can change clothes and which contains lockers for the temporary storage of your clothing and personal possessions

{n: lunchroom} a restaurant (in a facility) where lunch can be purchased

{n: medical building, health facility, healthcare facility} building where medicine is practiced

{n: medical center} the part of a city where medical facilities are centered

{n: menagerie, zoo, zoological garden} the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition

{n: military installation} any facility servicing military forces

{n: nonsocial infection, cross infection} an infection that is acquired at a hospital or other healthcare facility

{n: penal institution, penal facility} an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public

{n: proficiency} the quality of having great facility and competence

{n: public toilet, comfort station, public convenience, convenience, public lavatory, restroom, toilet facility, wash room} a toilet that is available to the public

{n: ranch, spread, cattle ranch, cattle farm} farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

{n: recreational facility, recreation facility} a public facility for recreation

{n: research center, research facility} a center where research is done

{n: segregation, separatism} a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups

{n: service agency, service bureau, service firm} a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale

{n: service area} place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities

{n: sewage system, sewer system, sewage works} facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage

{n: ski resort} a resort with lodging and facilities for skiing

{n: source} a facility where something is available

{n: station} a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
"he started looking for a gas station"
"the train pulled into the station"

{n: support system} a network of facilities and people who interact and remain in informal communication for mutual assistance; a network that enables you to live in a certain style

{n: swimming pool, swimming bath, natatorium} pool that provides a facility for swimming
"`swimming bath' is a British term"

{n: transportation system, transportation, transit} a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

{n: university} establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

{n: utility} a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal
"the price of the house included all utilities"

{n: water system, water supply, water} a facility that provides a source of water
"the town debated the purification of the water supply"
"first you have to cut off the water"

{n: wind farm, wind park, wind energy facility} a power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity

{v: sanitate} provide with sanitary facilities or appliances


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