- a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert.
- the highest rating in rifle marksmanship, above that of marksman and sharpshooter.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
- possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled (often followed by in or at): an expert driver; to be expert at driving a car.
- pertaining to, coming from, or characteristic of an expert: expert work; expert advice.
- to act as an expert for.
Origin of expert
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Examples from the Web for expert
“He was a brave field commander and an expert in intelligence, and in organizing popular and tribal forces,” said the eulogist.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
Well, one expert I talked to said that physically it involves little more than a $20 cable.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014
December 29, 2014
An expert in education talks about race relations, the political environment and what can be done to improve things.Dr. Howard Fuller's Injustice Education
December 21, 2014
Carter has also been a fixture on boards and expert panels, in think tanks and at universities.Ashton Carter, the Wonk Who Would Lead the Pentagon
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 2, 2014
Peacock served as an expert witness on grizzlies in federal court for Glacier National Park.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Two men look at it—the one with an expert knowledge of painting, the other with none.The Conquest of Fear
Besides, a man must have an audience when he is an expert in swearing.In the Midst of Alarms
Linda slid down the side of the canyon with the deftness of the expert.Her Father's Daughter
Becket was a tall, powerful man, expert in the use of weapons.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
If this is the case the expert's bill may readily run up to $50.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
- a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
- skilful or knowledgeable
- of, involving, or done by an expertan expert job
Word Origin and History for expert
late 14c., from Old French expert and directly from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri "to try, test" (see experience). The noun sense of "person wise through experience" existed 15c., reappeared 1825. Related: Expertly.