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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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