[ 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.
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Origin of expert
1325–75; Middle English (adj.) < Latin expertus, past participle of experīrī to try, experience
ANTONYMS FOR expert
synonym study for expert
3. See skillful.
OTHER WORDS FROM expert
ex·pert·ly, adverbex·pert·ness, nounnon·ex·pert, noun, adjectivepro·ex·pert, adjective
Words nearby expert
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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 forms of expertexpertly, adverbexpertness, noun
Word Origin for expert
C14: from Latin expertus known by experience, from experīrī to test; see experience
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