Meaning of skill


Pronunciation: (skil), [key]
— n.
  1. the ability, coming from one's knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well: Carpentry was one of his many skills.
  2. competent excellence in performance; expertness; dexterity: The dancers performed with skill.
  3. a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training in which a person has competence and experience: the skill of cabinetmaking.
  4. understanding; discernment.
  5. reason; cause.


Pronunciation: (skil), [key]
— v.i. Archaic.
  1. to matter.
  2. to help; avail.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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