faculty[ fak-uhl-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF faculty
Synonyms for faculty
- knowing way around
- right stuff
- what it takes
Antonyms for faculty
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FACULTY
Miss Hilton, a member of the Overton faculty, would chaperon her.
Hold your tongue, simpleton; it is not for you to control the decrees of the faculty.
Why resist, and refuse the glory of belonging to the faculty?
The faculty that distinguishes a weak animal or person from a strong one.
At least, must not the faculty that finds precede the faculty that utters?
It is only to give the name of man's faculty to that power after which and by which it was fashioned.
Which yet they do with so happy an impudence that oftentimes the civilians envy them that faculty.
I suppose the faculty of getting along with men is largely inherent.
You will understand that my faculty of observing was unimpaired.
I am sick and faint, and every faculty of life seems dead within me.
late 14c., "ability, means, resources," from Old French faculté (14c.) "skill, accomplishment, learning," and directly from Latin facultatem (nominative facultas) "power, ability, wealth," from *facli-tat-s, from facilis (see facile).
Academic sense "branch of knowledge" probably was the earliest in English (attested in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.), on notion of "ability in knowledge." Originally each department was a faculty; the use in reference to the whole teaching staff of a college dates from 1767.