Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or showing skill; expert. See Synonyms at proficient.
  • adj. Requiring specialized ability or training: a skilled trade.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having or showing skill; skilful.
  • adj. Requiring special abilities or training.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of skill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having familiar knowledge united with readiness and dexterity in its application; familiarly acquainted with; expert; skillful; -- often followed by in.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having skill; especially, having the knowledge and ability which come from experience; trained; versed; expert; adept; proficient.
  • Displaying or requiring skill; involving special knowledge or training: as, skilled labor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or showing or requiring special skill

Etymologies

From skill (noun) (Wiktionary)
See skill (verb) (Wiktionary)

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