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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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

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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. Sarah Crichton:

    It's always been the case that when we start school in September, we have students that have lacked some prerequisite skill.

  2. Trae Young:

    I think defense is an effort thing, it’s not necessarily a skill too much. It’s more about effort and your want, and a lot of it is game plan. Those two things to hand in hand, and I think we’ve got to do better on both of them. We’ve got to want it more.

  3. Andrew Brunette:

    I think we've managed the game pretty well on the road of late, i thought at times (before) we did a little fire-wagoning. We have so much skill and we can can play at a pretty high level some time, we can get a little carried away. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers scores an empty netter during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on February 20, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images).

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The scholarly, rational, and constructive criticism on that place, proves its effectiveness, where the rays of instinct and vision entirely remove the jealousy from the heart and pride, from the mind. Otherwise that both poisons, are the abstract of the ignorance, and on the level of knowledge and skill, even kill a scholar too.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    An employed person who is blessed with an entrepreneurial skill will fail repeatedly to remain in one job and so changes company regularly & does feel often frustration, humiliation & suffocation till his tenure in any private organization

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