What does skill mean?

Definitions for skill
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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"

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.

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. skill(noun)

    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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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

How to pronounce skill?

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How to say skill in sign language?

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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. Yonel Dorelis:

    In the environment of Afghanistan and Iraq at the time, we could get by, and this wasnt to say we werent shot at all the time or the enemy didnt try to make it hard, but between training and luck and skill, we could make things happen 99.9 percent of the time.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who lacks own oratory skill but has got clout in the political circle can still be easily hired as a trainer by the top institution or corporate organization to teach the communication skill to the people.

  3. Robert Soros:

    Over the past four years, Scott has managed the firm's assets with skill and dedication, he has decided to start his own venture because of the constraints involved in working with a family office structure, which prevent him from raising outside capital.

  4. Muhammad Ali:

    Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

  5. Dick Fairburn:

    It speaks to his skill level, in terms of weaponry, he was far outgunned. But he was far better trained.

Images & Illustrations of skill

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