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
  1. noun
    an ability that has been acquired by training
    synonyms: accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment
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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
  2. noun
    ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    “the skill of a well-trained boxer”
    synonyms: science
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    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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