adjective ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt, ik-ˈ\

: having or showing special skill or knowledge because of what you have been taught or what you have experienced

Full Definition of EXPERT

obsolete :  experienced
:  having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience
ex·pert·ly adverb
ex·pert·ness noun

Examples of EXPERT

  1. We received some expert advice.
  2. The company has become expert at adapting its products for new clients.

Origin of EXPERT

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin expertus, from past participle of experiri
First Known Use: 14th century


noun ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt\

: a person who has special skill or knowledge relating to a particular subject

Full Definition of EXPERT

:  one with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject

Examples of EXPERT

  1. She was an acknowledged expert on child development.
  2. an expert at planning dinner parties

Origin of EXPERT

Middle French, from expert, adjective
First Known Use: 1535


verb ex·pert \ˈek-ˌspərt\

Definition of EXPERT

intransitive verb
:  to serve as an expert

First Known Use of EXPERT

circa 1889


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