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skill - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'skill' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Skill [ n.]
- Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
- Knowledge; understanding.
- 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.
- Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
- Any particular art.
2 . Skill [ v. i.]
- To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.
- To make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used impersonally.
3 . Skill [ v. t.]
- To know; to understand.

Meaning of 'skill' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . skill [ n]
Meaning (1):
- ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
Example in sentence:
  • the skill of a well-trained boxer;
  • the sweet science of pugilism