adjective \ˈskild\

: having the training, knowledge, and experience that is needed to do something : having a lot of skill

: requiring training

Full Definition of SKILLED

:  having acquired mastery of or skill in something (as a technique or a trade) <skilled in the art of negotiation>
:  of, relating to, or requiring workers or labor with skill and training in a particular occupation, craft, or trade

Examples of SKILLED

  1. a very skilled and talented writer
  2. He is skilled at cooking.
  3. Carpentry is a skilled trade.

First Known Use of SKILLED


Synonym Discussion of SKILLED

proficient, adept, skilled, skillful, expert mean having great knowledge and experience in a trade or profession. proficient implies a thorough competence derived from training and practice <proficient in translating foreign languages>. adept implies special aptitude as well as proficiency <adept at doing long division>. skilled stresses mastery of technique <a skilled surgeon>. skillful implies individual dexterity in execution or performance <skillful drivers>. expert implies extraordinary proficiency and often connotes knowledge as well as technical skill <expert in the evaluation of wines>.

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with SKILLED

SKILLED Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈskild\

Definition of SKILLED for Kids

:  having skill <a skilled mason>
:  requiring skill and training <a skilled trade>


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