skill

If you have an ability that required practice, training, or experience, you have a skill. His welding skill allowed him to create wonderful pieces of art out of metal plumbing pipes. He called his best work "Peace Pipes."

Chess is a game of skill, but Old Maid is a game of luck. The noun skill comes from an Old Norse word, skil, which means distinction. His swimming skills left a lot to be desired: he flailed around in the pool, churning up water like an egg beater. It kept him from drowning, but it didn't look pretty. You're supposed to learn basic math and reading skills in elementary school.

Definitions of skill
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n an ability that has been acquired by training

Synonyms:
accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment
Types:
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craft, craftsmanship, workmanship
skill in an occupation or trade
horsemanship
skill in handling and riding horses
literacy
the ability to read and write
marksmanship
skill in shooting
mastership
the skill of a master
mixology
skill in preparing mixed drinks
numeracy
skill with numbers and mathematics
oarsmanship
skill as an oarsman
salesmanship
skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy
seamanship
skill in sailing
showmanship
the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner
soldiering, soldiership
skills that are required for the life of soldier
swordsmanship
skill in fencing
boatmanship
skill in handling boats
housecraft
skill in domestic management
priestcraft
the skills involved in the work of a priest
stagecraft
skill in writing or staging plays
tradecraft
skill acquired through experience in a trade; often used to discuss skill in espionage
watercraft
skill in the management of boats
woodcraft
skill in carving or fashioning objects from wood
Type of:
ability, power
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

n ability to produce solutions in some problem domain

“the skill of a well-trained boxer”
Synonyms:
science
Types:
nose
a natural skill
virtuosity
technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso
bravura
brilliant and showy technical skill
Type of:
ability, power
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

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