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.]

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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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Skill to do comes of doing.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Two thirds of success is skill.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    The most complicated skill is to be simple.

  4. George Herbert:

    Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

  5. Herodotus:

    Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Images & Illustrations of skill

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