[ skild ]
/ skɪld /


having skill; trained or experienced in work that requires skill.
showing, involving, or requiring skill, as certain work.

Nearby words

  1. skilfully,
  2. skill,
  3. skill set,
  4. skill-less,
  5. skillcentre,
  6. skilled labor,
  7. skilless,
  8. skillet,
  9. skillful,
  10. skillfully

Origin of skilled

First recorded in 1545–55; skill1 + -ed3

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See skillful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for multi-skilled



possessing or trained in more than one skill or area of expertise


/ (skɪld) /


possessing or demonstrating accomplishment, skill, or special training
(prenominal) involving skill or special traininga skilled job
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Word Origin and History for multi-skilled



past participle adjective from skill (v.) "to have personal and practical knowledge" (c.1200), from Old Norse skilja "separate, part, divide; break off, break up; part company, take leave; discern, distinguish; understand, find out; decide, settle," from the source of skill (n.).

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