[ noun, verb ek-spurt; adjective ek-spurt, ik-spurt ]
/ noun, verb ˈɛk spɜrt; adjective ˈɛk spɜrt, ɪkˈspɜrt /
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.
verb (used with object)
to act as an expert for.
Origin of expert
1325–75; Middle English (adj.) < Latin expertus, past participle of experīrī to try, experience
ANTONYMS FOR expert
ex·pert·ly, adverbex·pert·ness, nounnon·ex·pert, noun, adjectivepro·ex·pert, adjective
3. See skillful.
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British Dictionary definitions for experting
/ (ˈɛkspɜːt) /
a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
skilful or knowledgeable
of, involving, or done by an expertan expert job
Derived Formsexpertly, adverbexpertness, noun
Word Origin for expert
C14: from Latin expertus known by experience, from experīrī to test; see experience
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