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

How to pronounce skill?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Joseph Klunder:

    Daily, Deliberate Practice is the central goal of learning any skill. Never underestimate the power of human will. Joseph Klunder Education Challenge is more an attitude that can be applied to any learning situation.

  2. Matthew Prince:

    Davos is very structured. It's rigid in its form and designed not to embarrass or offend anyone, ever, there's almost nothing more embarrassing than standing up with a microphone, trying to sing. And it turns out the skill to be the CEO or crown prince doesn't translate so well to lounge singer.

  3. Judge Williams:

    These are investors who pick [a manager] for his skill in identifying loans for this purpose.

  4. Alexander The Great:

    Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.

  5. Michael Katchen:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of skill

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