Definition of "faculty" []

  • An inherent power or ability. (noun)
  • Any of the powers or capacities possessed by the human mind. See Synonyms at ability. (noun)
  • The ability to perform or act. (noun)
  • Any of the divisions or comprehensive branches of learning at a college or university: the faculty of law. (noun)
  • The teachers and instructors within such a division. (noun)
  • One of the inherent powers of the mind or body, such as reason, memory, sight, or hearing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any ability or power, whether acquired or inherent (noun)
  • A conferred power or right (noun)
  • A department within a university or college devoted to a particular branch of knowledge (noun)
  • The staff of such a department (noun)
  • All the teaching staff at a university, college, school, etc (noun)
  • All members of a learned profession (noun)
  • Occupation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "faculty" in a sentence
  • "The term faculty was used at first to designate a specific field of knowledge; but in 1255 we find the Masters at Paris using the term in the modern meaning of"
  • "The first taught the legal and business aspects of running a dispensary and, because the faculty is active in the cannabusiness, emphasized such practical concerns as not getting robbed (keep your stash in a gun safe) and not getting busted (exude good corporate citizenship — incorporate, pay your taxes, join the Chamber of Commerce; Duncan won over suspicious neighbors by cleaning up all the dog poop on the block)."
  • "The health and safety head in our faculty is awesome, if a little over-enthusiastic."