Definitions for skillskɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skillskɪl(n.)

  1. the ability to do something well arising from talent, training, or practice.

  2. special competence in performance; expertness; dexterity.

  3. a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training.

  4. Obs. discernment.

  5. Obs. reason; cause.

Origin of skill:

1125–75; ME < ON skil distinction, decision, c. D geschil. Cf. skill2

skill*skɪl(v.i.)

  1. to matter.

  2. to help; avail.

* Archaic..

Origin of skill:

1150–1200; ME skilien < ON skilja to distinguish, divide

Princeton's WordNet

  1. skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment(noun)

    an ability that has been acquired by training

  2. skill, science(noun)

    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

  1. skill(noun)ɪl

    an ability to do sth well

    her skills as a communicator; experienced players with a high level of skill

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skill(noun)

    discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause

  2. Skill(noun)

    knowledge; understanding

  3. Skill(noun)

    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

  4. Skill(noun)

    display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address

  5. Skill(noun)

    any particular art

  6. Skill(verb)

    to know; to understand

  7. Skill(verb)

    to be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance

  8. Skill(verb)

    to make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used impersonally

Freebase

  1. Skill

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'skill' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2902

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'skill' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3286

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'skill' in Nouns Frequency: #349


Translations for skill

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

skill(noun)

cleverness at doing something, resulting either from practice or from natural ability

This job requires a lot of skill.

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