skill

  • 1 Skill — Skill, n. [Icel. skil a distinction, discernment; akin to skilja to separate, divide, distinguish, Sw. skilja,. skille to separate, skiel reason, right, justice, Sw. sk[ a]l reason, Lith. skelli to cleave. Cf. {Shell}, {Shoal}, a multitude.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 skill — W1S3 [skıl] n [U and C] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old Norse; Origin: skil good judgment, knowledge ] an ability to do something well, especially because you have learned and practised it →↑talent ▪ Reading and writing are two different skills. ▪ Many… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 skill — [ skıl ] noun *** uncount the ability to do something well, usually as a result of experience and training: Most people trust in the skill and dedication of the nursing staff. skill at/in: The committee needs someone who has some skill in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 Skill — Skill, v. t. To know; to understand. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To skill the arts of expressing our mind. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Skill — Skill, v. i. 1. To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I can not skill of these thy ways. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a difference; to signify; to matter; used impersonally. Spenser.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 skill — I noun ability, adeptness, adroitness, aptitude, aptness, art, artistry, cleverness, command, competence, craft, cunning, deftness, dexterity, ease, endowment, excellence, experience, expertness, facility, felicity, finesse, fluency, gift,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 skill — late 12c., power of discernment, from O.N. skil distinction, discernment, related to skilja (v.) distinguish, separate, from P.Gmc. *skaljo divide, separate (Cf. M.L.G. schillen to differ; M.L.G., M.Du. schele difference; see SHELL (Cf. shell)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 skill — *art, cunning, craft, artifice Analogous words: proficiency, adeptness, expertness (see corresponding adjectives at PROFICIENT): efficiency, effectiveness (see corresponding adjectives at EFFECTIVE): *readiness, facility, dexterity, ease …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 skill — [n] ability, talent to do something accomplishment, address, adroitness, aptitude, art, artistry, cleverness, clout, command, competence, craft, cunning, deftness, dexterity, dodge*, ease, experience, expertise, expertism, expertness, facility,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 skill — ► NOUN 1) the ability to do something well; expertise or dexterity. 2) a particular ability. ► VERB (usu. as noun skilling) ▪ train (a worker) to do a particular task. ORIGIN Old Norse, discernment, knowledge …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 skill — [skil] n. [ME, discernment, reason < ON skil, distinction, akin to skilja, to cut apart, separate < IE base * (s)kel , to cut (> SHIELD, SHELL): basic sense “ability to separate,” hence “discernment”] 1. great ability or proficiency;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Skill — Skills redirects here. For the One Tree Hill character, see Antwon Skills Taylor. Skilled redirects here. For the Australian company, see SKILLED Group. For other uses, see Skill (disambiguation). A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre… …

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  • 13 skill — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, consummate (esp. BrE), extraordinary, great, remarkable ▪ He is a negotiator of considerable skill. ▪ With consummate skill, she steered the conversation away from any embarra …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 skill — n. 1) to acquire, master; hone a skill 2) to demonstrate, display, show skill 3) consummate, great skill 4) diplomatic; professional; technical skill 5) marketable skills 6) skill at, in; with (skill at/in using a computer; skill with one s… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 Skill — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Skill >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 skill skill skillfulness address Sgm: N 1 dexterity dexterity dexterousness Sgm: N 1 adroitness adroitness expertness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 proficiency …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 skill — The ability to accurately forecast returns. We measure skill using the information coefficient. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * skill skill [skɪl] noun [countable, uncountable] an ability to do something well, especially because you have… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 17 skill — 01. His computer [skills] have really improved since his parents bought him a beautiful new iMac. 02. Sonya is a very [skillful] volleyball player, with a powerful smash, and an excellent serve. 03. Oriana handled herself very [skillfully] in the …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 skill — In everyday speech, skill means a relatively precise set of manual or mental techniques which, though they may depend on aptitude, have to be learned through training or schooling. Sociological work, though not denying this aspect of skill, is… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 19 skill — de·skill; skill; skill·ful; skill·ful·ly; skill·ful·ness; un·skill; …

    English syllables

  • 20 skill */*/*/ — UK [skɪl] / US noun Word forms skill : singular skill plural skills a) [uncountable] the ability to do something well, usually as a result of experience and training I admired the skill and dedication of the nursing staff. skill at/in: The… …

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