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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skilledadjective

    having or showing or requiring special skill

    "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Skilledadjective

    Knowing; dextrous; acquainted with.

    Etymology: from skill.

    Of these nor skilled nor studious. John Milton.

    Moses, in all the Egyptian arts was skill’d,
    When heav’nly power that chosen vessel fill’d. John Denham.

    He must be very little skill’d in the world, who thinks that a voluble tongue shall accompany only a good understanding. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skilledadjective

    having familiar knowledge united with readiness and dexterity in its application; familiarly acquainted with; expert; skillful; -- often followed by in; as, a person skilled in drawing or geometry

Editors Contribution

  1. skilledverb

    Verb form of the word skill.

    They each were skilled in their chosen profession which they loved with a passion.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'skilled' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4838

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'skilled' in Adjectives Frequency: #658

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skilled in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skilled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of skilled in a Sentence

  1. Michael Gervais:

    Dr. Michael Gervais, Michael Gervais, said the pandemic has created an opportunity for successful people to explore other dimensions of their lives. When people are highly skilled at any craft, theres an identity trap that waits in the wings. Its called identify foreclosure.

  2. Chrispine Sibande:

    The 1861 law, under section 243 of the penal code, says abortion can only be performed by a skilled person through operation. Now you and me would ask' who is this skilled person' ? So the new law clarifies that.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    There must be legal possibilities for study and work, we need a law on immigration for skilled workers so we can create a win-win situation. Otherwise we won't be able to combat the people traffickers.

  4. Patrick Wanis:

    The fact that both men and women cited in the top 5 that they argued constantly tells you that people are not skilled at resolving conflict.

  5. Dylan Baker:

    This is historic, the first union at a major tech company by and for all tech workers. We will elect representatives, we will make decisions democratically, we will pay dues, and we will hire skilled organizers to ensure all workers at Google know they can work with us if they actually want to see their company reflect their values.

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