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Skill meaning

skill - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To know; to understand.
  2. 2. Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
  3. 3. Knowledge; understanding.
  4. 4. The familiar knowledge of any art or science, united with readiness and dexterity in execution or performance, or in the application of the art or science to practical purposes; power to discern and execute; ability to perceive and perform; expertness; aptitude; as, the skill of a mathematician, physician, surgeon, mechanic, etc.
  5. 5. Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
  6. 6. Any particular art.
  7. 7. To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.
  8. 8. To make a difference; to signify; to matter; - used impersonally.
  9. 9. Knowledge; dexterity.

skill - examples of usage

  1. But now, to my great disappointment, I could find nothing on which to exercise my skill. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I once had some skill. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. In view of the actual state of things this game needed a great deal of skill; and, perhaps, at the age she had reached- she was over sixty- she played far more to deceive herself than to deceive any one else. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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