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SKILL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skill mean? 

SKILL (noun)
  The noun SKILL has 2 senses:

1. an ability that has been acquired by training
2. ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

  Familiarity information: SKILL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKILL (noun)


Sense 1skill [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ability that has been acquired by training

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

acquirement; skill; accomplishment; attainment; acquisition

Hypernyms ("skill" is a kind of...):

ability; power (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "skill"):

soldiering; soldiership (skills that are required for the life of soldier)

showmanship (the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner)

seamanship (skill in sailing)

salesmanship (skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy)

oarsmanship (skill as an oarsman)

numeracy (skill with numbers and mathematics)

mixology (skill in preparing mixed drinks)

mastership (the skill of a master)

marksmanship (skill in shooting)

literacy (the ability to read and write)

horsemanship (skill in handling and riding horses)

craft; craftsmanship; workmanship (skill in an occupation or trade)

swordsmanship (skill in fencing)


Sense 2skill [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

science; skill

Context examples:

the skill of a well-trained boxer / the sweet science of pugilism

Hypernyms ("skill" is a kind of...):

ability; power (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "skill"):

nose (a natural skill)

virtuosity (technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso)


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