What does skilled mean?

skilled meaning in General Dictionary

having or showing or needing unique ability

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  • Having familiar knowledge united with ability and dexterity in its application familiarly familiar with expert skillful usually followed closely by in as a person competent in attracting or geometry
  • Having familiar understanding united with readiness and dexterity with its application; familiarly knowledgeable about; expert; skillful; -- frequently accompanied by in; as, an individual competent in attracting or geometry.

skilled meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, past participle adjective from talent (v.) "to possess personal and practical knowledge" (c.1200), from Old Norse skilja "split, part, divide; break-off, break-up; part company, simply take keep; discern, distinguish; comprehend, discover; determine, settle," from the source of skill (n.).

Sentence Examples with the word skilled

He is a beneficent and venerable old man of the sea, full of wisdom and skilled in prophecy, but, like Proteus, he will only reveal what he knows under compulsion.

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