skilled

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adjective \ ˈskild \

Definition of skilled

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

Examples of skilled in a Sentence

  1. a very skilled and talented writer

  2. He is skilled at cooking.

  3. Carpentry is a skilled trade.

Recent Examples of skilled from the Web

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First Known Use of skilled

1552

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

SKILLED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of skilled for English Language Learners

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

  • : requiring training


SKILLED Defined for Kids

skilled

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Definition of skilled for Students

1 :having skill
  • a skilled mason
2 :requiring skill and training
  • a skilled trade


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