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skill

 (skĭl)
n.
1.
a. Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience: painted with great skill.
b. A developed talent or ability: improved his writing skills.
c. An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body: the skill of glassmaking.
2. Obsolete A reason; a cause.

[Middle English skil, from Old Norse, discernment; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: skill, art1, craft, expertise, know-how, technique
These nouns denote great ability in doing or performing that is attained especially by study or practice: a shortstop legendary for his fielding skill; mosaics rendered with exquisite art; pottery that reveals an artist's craft; a woodworker with special expertise in parquet floors; mechanical know-how; played the violin with impeccable technique.

skill

(skɪl)
n
1. special ability in a task, sport, etc, esp ability acquired by training
2. something, esp a trade or technique, requiring special training or manual proficiency
3. obsolete understanding
[C12: from Old Norse skil distinction; related to Middle Low German schēle, Middle Dutch geschil difference]
ˈskill-less, ˈskilless adj

skill1

(skɪl)

n.
1. the ability to do something well arising from talent, training, or practice.
2. special competence in performance; expertness; dexterity.
3. a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training.
4. Obs. discernment.
5. Obs. reason; cause.
[1125–75; Middle English < Old Norse skil distinction, decision, c. Dutch geschil. compare skill2]

skill2

(skɪl)

v.i. Archaic.
1. to matter.
2. to help; avail.
[1150–1200; Middle English skilien < Old Norse skilja to distinguish, divide]

Skill

 those in a profession or occupation, collectively; a guild or craft.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skill - an ability that has been acquired by trainingskill - an ability that has been acquired by training
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
craftsmanship, workmanship, craft - skill in an occupation or trade
horsemanship - skill in handling and riding horses
literacy - the ability to read and write
marksmanship - skill in shooting
mastership - the skill of a master
mixology - skill in preparing mixed drinks
numeracy - skill with numbers and mathematics
oarsmanship - skill as an oarsman
salesmanship - skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy; "he read a book on salesmanship but it didn't help"
seamanship - skill in sailing
showmanship - the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner
soldiering, soldiership - skills that are required for the life of soldier
swordsmanship - skill in fencing
2.skill - ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
nose - a natural skill; "he has a nose for good deals"
virtuosity - technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

skill

skill

noun
1. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity:
Informal: know-how.
2. Skillfulness in the use of the hands or body:
Translations
بَراعَه، حِذْقمَهَارَةمَهارَه
dovednostobratnostschopnostzručnost
dygtighedevnefærdighed
taitokyky
vještina
szakképzettségszaktudás
ahlimampu
fag, iîn; tækni, fagkunnáttakunnátta, hæfni
熟練
수완
iemaņaizveicībamākaprasme
izkušnjenadarjenostveščina
skicklighet
ความเชี่ยวชาญ
kỹ năng

skill

[skɪl] N
1. (= ability) (gen) → habilidad f; (technical) → destreza f
diamond-cutting requires considerable skilltallar diamantes requiere mucha destreza
his skill in battlesu destreza en el campo de la batalla
his skill as a fundraiser came in usefulsu habilidad para recaudar fondos resultó útil
a job that matches her skillsun trabajo que se ajusta a sus aptitudes
his lack of skill in dealing with peoplesu inaptitud or falta de capacidad para tratar con la gente
a game of skillun juego de habilidad
we need someone with proven management skillsnecesitamos a alguien con probadas dotes directivas
technical skill(s)conocimientos mpl técnicos
2. (= technique) → técnica f
to learn new skillsaprender nuevas técnicas
the basic skills of reading and writinglos conocimientos básicos de lectura y escritura
communication skillshabilidad f or aptitud f para comunicarse
language skills (with foreign languages) → habilidad f para hablar idiomas
he seemed to lack the most basic social skillscarecía totalmente de don de gentes

skill

[ˈskɪl] n
(= ability) → habileté f
He played with great skill → Il a fait preuve de beaucoup d'habileté.
(= art, craft) → compétence f, savoir-faire m inv
to learn a new skill → acquérir une nouvelle compétence, acquérir un nouveau savoir-faire
to learn new skills → acquérir de nouvelles compétences, acquérir de nouveaux savoir-faire

skill

n
no pl (= skilfulness)Geschick nt, → Geschicklichkeit f; (of sculptor etc)Kunst(fertigkeit) f; his skill at billiardssein Geschick ntbeim Billard; her skill in persuading peopleihre Fähigkeit, andere zu überreden
(= acquired technique)Fertigkeit f; (= ability)Fähigkeit f; to learn new skillsetwas Neues lernen; it’s a skill that has to be acquiredso etwas muss gelernt sein

skill

[skɪl] n
a. (gen) → capacità f inv, abilità f inv; (talent) → talento
her skill in dealing with people → la sua abilità nel trattare con le persone
his skill as a mechanic → la sua abilità come meccanico
a writer of great skill → uno scrittore di grande talento
to make use of sb's skills → sfruttare le capacità di qn
b. (technique) → tecnica
there's a certain skill to doing it → ci vuole una certa tecnica or arte nel farlo

skill

(skil) noun
1. cleverness at doing something, resulting either from practice or from natural ability. This job requires a lot of skill.
2. a job or activity that requires training and practice; an art or craft. the basic skills of reading and writing.
ˈskilful adjective
having, or showing, skill. a skilful surgeon; It was very skilful of you to repair my bicycle.
ˈskilfully adverb
ˈskilfulness noun
skilled adjective
(negative unskilled).
1. (of a person etc) having skill, especially skill gained by training. a skilled craftsman; She is skilled at all types of dressmaking.
2. (of a job etc) requiring skill. a skilled trade.
skilful is spelt with -l- (not -ll-).

skill

مَهَارَة zručnost evne Fähigkeit επιδεξιότητα habilidad taito compétence vještina abilità 熟練 수완 bekwaamheid ferdighet umiejętność competência, habilidade умение skicklighet ความเชี่ยวชาญ beceri kỹ năng 技能

skill

n. destreza, habilidad.

skill

n habilidad f, destreza; communication skills habilidades comunicativas or de comunicación; coping skills habilidades de afrontamiento; social skills habilidades sociales
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Even when he went away, and her mother was called to devote her skill and energy to Soldiers' Aid Societies, Beth went faithfully on by herself and did the best she could.
He knew that when Turk got into Main Street he would become the cen- ter of a whirlwind of cries and comments, that in truth the old man was going far out of his way in order to pass through Main Street and exhibit his skill in wheeling the boards.
Adjusting his rifle, he was about to make an exhibition of that skill on which he so much valued himself, when the warrior struck up the piece with his hand, saying:
Whatever might have been his other deficiencies as an escort, Whiskey Dick was a good horseman, and, in spite of his fractious brute, exhibited such skill and confidence as to at once satisfy the young girls of his value to them in the management of their own horses, to whom side-saddles were still an alarming novelty.
And, amid these rich and potent devices of the culinary art (not one of which, probably, had been tested, within the memory of any man's grandfather), poor Hepzibah was seeking for some nimble little titbit, which, with what skill she had, and such materials as were at hand, she might toss up for breakfast.
It had been wrought, as was easy to perceive, with wonderful skill of needlework; and the stitch (as I am assured by ladies conversant with such mysteries) gives evidence of a now forgotten art, not to be discovered even by the process of picking out the threads.
He was famed for great knowledge and skill in horsemanship, being as dexterous on horseback as a Tartar.
At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.
And thus, through the courage and great skill in obstetrics of Queequeg, the deliverance, or rather, delivery of Tashtego, was successfully accomplished, in the teeth, too, of the most untoward and apparently hopeless impediments; which is a lesson by no means to be forgotten.
If he did so with the reverse of his lance, the trial of skill was made with what were called the arms of courtesy, that is, with lances at whose extremity a piece of round flat board was fixed, so that no danger was encountered, save from the shock of the horses and riders.
Look here, bachelor Corchuelo," returned the licentiate, "you have the most mistaken idea in the world about skill with the sword, if you think it useless.
As the Queen had said aforetime, the King was mightily proud of his archers, and now held this tourney to show their skill and, mayhap, to recruit their forces.