Definitions for skillskɪl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word skill
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the ability to do something well arising from talent, training, or practice.
special competence in performance; expertness; dexterity.
a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training.
Obs. reason; cause.
Origin of skill:
1125–75; ME < ON skil distinction, decision, c. D geschil. Cf. skill2
to help; avail.
Origin of skill:
1150–1200; ME skilien < ON skilja to distinguish, divide
skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment(noun)
an ability that has been acquired by training
ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
"the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an ability to do sth well
her skills as a communicator; experienced players with a high level of skill
discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause
the familiar knowledge of any art or science, united with readiness and dexterity in execution or performance, or in the application of the art or science to practical purposes; power to discern and execute; ability to perceive and perform; expertness; aptitude; as, the skill of a mathematician, physician, surgeon, mechanic, etc
display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address
any particular art
to know; to understand
to be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance
to make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used impersonally
A skill is the learned ability to carry out pre-determined results often with the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both. In other words the abilities that one possesses. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills. For example, in the domain of work, some general skills would include time management, teamwork and leadership, self motivation and others, whereas domain-specific skills would be useful only for a certain job. Skill usually requires certain environmental stimuli and situations to assess the level of skill being shown and used. People need a broad range of skills in order to contribute to a modern economy. A joint ASTD and U.S. Department of Labor study showed that through technology, the workplace is changing, and identified 16 basic skills that employees must have to be able to change with it.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'skill' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2902
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'skill' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3286
Rank popularity for the word 'skill' in Nouns Frequency: #349
Translations for skill
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
cleverness at doing something, resulting either from practice or from natural ability
This job requires a lot of skill.
- بَراعَه، حِذْقArabic
- períciaPortuguese (BR)
- das GeschickGerman
- færdighed; dygtighedDanish
- destreza, habilidadSpanish
- oskused, vilumusEstonian
- adresse, habiletéFrench
- spretnost, umješnostCroatian
- ügyesség, jártasság, szaktudásHungarian
- kunnátta, hæfniIcelandic
- abilità, bravuraItalian
- māka; izveicībaLatvian
- dyktighet, ferdighetNorwegian
- umiejętność, wprawaPolish
- تكړه توب، مهارت، استاذى: وړتوب (لياقتPashto
- îndemânare, abilitateRomanian
- мастерство; искусствоRussian
- ustalık, beceriTurkish
- 技能Chinese (Trad.)
- вправність; спритністьUkrainian
- مہارت، ہنرمندیUrdu
- sự khéo léo, sự tinh xảoVietnamese
- 技能Chinese (Simp.)
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