What does skill mean?

Definitions for skill
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainmentnoun

    an ability that has been acquired by training

  2. skill, sciencenoun

    ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

    "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skillnoun

    discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause

  2. Skillnoun

    knowledge; understanding

  3. Skillnoun

    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. Skillnoun

    display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address

  5. Skillnoun

    any particular art

  6. Skillverb

    to know; to understand

  7. Skillverb

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

  8. Skillverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skill

    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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. skillnoun

    General ability; ability on the microphone.

Editors Contribution

  1. skill

    An ability.

    He learnt new skills and was therefore able to do more.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skill in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of skill in a Sentence

  1. Ms Jackson:

    We believe coding is an essential skill that people of all ages and backgrounds should have the opportunity to learn, so that they have the ability to create something that can change the world.

  2. Paul Zemsky:

    You are really putting a lot of faith in the skill of the portfolio manager when you choose these funds.

  3. Chris Woodhead:

    It's definitely helped me get through the endless day-to-day. It's really boring being stuck at home, and without that creative process I would be pretty lost, also, I've been able to play with different techniques that I would potentially not be able to try on other people, so I am progressing my skill, which is really nice.

  4. Hank Steinberg:

    New characters spice things up and it's also natural to the storytelling, because they're going to need people that have skill sets that can help them.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Options, in whatever subject, endorse confusion and skill weakness; however, a quick decision on this and that falls not as an option. Conversely, such possibilities define itself as two or various ways, to try as, if not that then this, for success; indeed, it compares and measures between lies and truth; falsehood and reality.

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