AskDefine | Define skilled

Dictionary Definition

skilled adj : having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade" [ant: unskilled]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Having or showing skill; skilful.
  2. Requiring special abilities or training.


having or showing skill
requiring special abilities or training

Extensive Definition

A skill is the learnt capacity or talent to carry out pre-determined results often with the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills. For example, in the domain of work, some general skills would include time management, teamwork and leadership, self motivation and others, whereas domain-specific skills would be useful only for a certain job. Skill often depends on numerous variables.
skilled in Arabic: مهارة
skilled in Catalan: Habilitat
skilled in Czech: Schopnosti
skilled in Danish: Færdighed
skilled in German: Fertigkeit
skilled in Modern Greek (1453-): Δεξιότητα
skilled in Spanish: Habilidad
skilled in French: compétence
skilled in Hebrew: מיומנות
skilled in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Habilitate
skilled in Icelandic: Hæfni
skilled in Italian: Abilità
skilled in Lithuanian: Gebėjimas
skilled in Dutch: Vaardigheid
skilled in Japanese: スキル
skilled in Portuguese: Habilidade
skilled in Russian: Умение
skilled in Sicilian: Abbilitati
skilled in Simple English: Skill
skilled in Serbian: Способност
skilled in Finnish: Taito
skilled in Swedish: Färdighet
skilled in Ukrainian: Вміння
skilled in Yiddish: טאלאנט

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accomplished, adept, adept in, at concert pitch, at home in, career, coached, conversant, crack, crackerjack, expert, expert at, finished, good at, handy at, initiate, initiated, master, master of, masterful, masterly, old, old-time, practical, practiced, prepared, primed, professional, proficient in, seasoned, skilled in, skillful, strong in, technical, trained, up on, versed, versed in, vet, veteran, well up on, well-versed
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