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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skil, n. knowledge of anything: dexterity in practice.—v.i. to understand, to be dexterous in: to make a difference, to signify.—adj. Skil′ful, having or displaying skill: dexterous.—adv. Skil′fully.—n. Skil′fulness.—adjs. Skilled, having skill: skilful: expert; Skil′less (Shak.), wanting skill, artless. [Scand., as Ice. skil, a distinction, skilja, to separate.]
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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
The numerical value of skill in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of skill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Skill Pill - Any practice or substance that shortens the time required to master a skill or subject.
You are really putting a lot of faith in the skill of the portfolio manager when you choose these funds.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in the Valley ... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.
There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in Silicon Valley... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.
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Translations for skill
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- habilitatCatalan, Valencian
- Talent, Geschicklichkeit, Fertigkeit, Fähigkeit, KunstGerman
- maña, habilidad, destreza, talentoSpanish
- taito, kykyFinnish
- kynstur, hegni, fimi, kunsturFaroese
- habileté, don, capacité, compétenceFrench
- כישרון, יכולתHebrew
- कुशलता, कौशल, निपुणता, सकीलHindi
- hozzáértés, ügyességHungarian
- talento, habilitateInterlingua
- ahli, mampuIndonesian
- capacità, abilitàItalian
- スキル, 技能, 技術Japanese
- peritia, habilitas, potestas, potentiaLatin
- kemahiran, skilMalay
- vaardigheid, bekwaamheidDutch
- ferdigheit, talent, dyktighet, evne, ferdighet, dugleik, dyktigheitNorwegian
- habilidade, talentoPortuguese
- pricepere, abilitate, talentRomanian
- сноровка, искусство, умение, навык, талант, дар, способность, мастерствоRussian
- veščina, spretnostSlovene
- skicklighet, färdighetSwedish
- నిపుణత, నేర్పుTelugu
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