skilled

[skild]

Origin:
1545–55; skill1 + -ed3

multiskilled, adjective
nonskilled, adjective
overskilled, adjective
underskilled, adjective
well-skilled, adjective


1. See skillful.
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skill

2 [skil]
verb (used without object) Archaic.
1.
to matter.
2.
to help; avail.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English skilien < Old Norse skilja to distinguish, divide, akin to skil (see skill1), Old English scylian to separate, Gothic skilja butcher, Lithuanian skélti to split

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skill (skɪl)
 
n
1.  special ability in a task, sport, etc, esp ability acquired by training
2.  something, esp a trade or technique, requiring special training or manual proficiency
3.  obsolete understanding
 
[C12: from Old Norse skil distinction; related to Middle Low German schēle, Middle Dutch geschil difference]
 
'skill-less
 
adj
 
'skilless
 
adj

skilled (skɪld)
 
adj
1.  possessing or demonstrating accomplishment, skill, or special training
2.  (prenominal) involving skill or special training: a skilled job

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skill
c.1175, "power of discernment," from O.N. skil "distinction, discernment," related to skilja (v.) "distinguish, separate," from P.Gmc. *skaljo- "divide, separate" (cf. M.L.G. schillen "to differ;" M.L.G., M.Du. schele "difference;" see shell). Sense of "ability, cleverness" first recorded c.1300.
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Example sentences
Many were highly skilled machine operators in the textile industry.
Other discoveries reveal how skilled the early humans were.
He was a maestro of the laboratory, skilled in improving apparatuses and
  devising experiments.
Chronic problems include a shortage of skilled labor and a deficient
  infrastructure.
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