WORD ORIGIN adjective having skill; trained or experienced in work that requires skill. showing, involving, or requiring skill, as certain work. Origin of skilled
First recorded in
1545–55; skill 1
-ed 3 Related forms mul·ti·skilled, adjective non·skilled, adjective o·ver·skilled, adjective un·der·skilled, adjective well-skilled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for multi-skilled adjective possessing or trained in more than one skill or area of expertise adjective possessing or demonstrating accomplishment, skill, or special training (prenominal) involving skill or special training a skilled job
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Word Origin and History for multi-skilled adj.
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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