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Definitions of skill

  1. To make a difference; to matter or boot. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To know; to understand. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To make a difference; to signify; to matter; - used impersonally. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. an ability that has been acquired by training Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Knowledge; understanding. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Any particular art. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Knowledge of any art or science, together with expert ability to put that knowledge to use; cleverness; trained readiness in using knowledge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Knowledge of anything: dexterity in practice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Knowledge; dexterity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Familiar knowledge of any art, united with dexterity in the practice of it; expertness in execution. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Great readiness and ability in the practical application of any art, science, or handicraft; art; dexterity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for skill

  1. If you doubt my professional skill or good faith why do you put your partner in my charge? – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  2. I skill more'n a dozen men that day! – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach