Origin and Etymology of skill
Middle English skilen, from Old Norse skilja to separate, divide; akin to Old Norse skil distinction
Definition of skill
2a : the ability to use one's knowledge effectively and readily in execution or performanceb : dexterity or coordination especially in the execution of learned physical tasks
3 : a learned power of doing something competently : a developed aptitude or ability language skills
skillessplay \ˈskil-ləs\ adjective
Examples of skill in a Sentence
Poker is a game of luck and skill.
The work is difficult and requires a lot of skill.
Cooking is a useful skill.
He has excellent social skills.
Synonym Discussion of skill
SKILL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skill for English Language Learners
: the ability to do something that comes from training, experience, or practice
SKILL Defined for Kids
Definition of skill for Students
1 : ability that comes from training or practice The band played with skill.
2 : a developed or acquired ability The skill of diving can be learned.
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