American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or showing skill; expert. See Synonyms at proficient.
- adj. Requiring specialized ability or training: a skilled trade.
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.
- adj. Having or showing skill; skilful.
- adj. Requiring special abilities or training.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of skill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having familiar knowledge united with readiness and dexterity in its application; familiarly acquainted with; expert; skillful; -- often followed by
- adj. having or showing or requiring special skill
- See skill (verb) (Wiktionary)
“It's not like skilled labor, as my husban 'says; though to see what them young ones has to go through, it's labor enough an' to spare; an 'if it ain't just what they call skilled, it's what no one out o' the trade can make a mark at.”
“I know of no problem that faces us more at the present time than the one of marketing the product that we grow in competition with the tremendously increasing imports from abroad, brought in from countries where labor costs anywhere from twenty to fifty cents a day, and at the highest a dollar a day for what they call skilled labor, most of it twenty to fifty cents, and with freight rates across the Atlantic that amount to less than half of our freight rates, or one-quarter of them.”
“The idea is to attract and retain skilled technocrats in a country that for years lacked a functioning central government.”
“Stitched soles are expensive to manufacture, but in skilled hands can be resoled almost in perpetuity, until the uppers finally yield and surrender.”
“They think he's not skilled from a sewing standpoint, but his forte is the draping," Garcia explains.”
“The premise that protecting our climate and creating a boom in skilled alternative energy jobs is somehow a net loss for California is not a credible argument.”
“• Enables employers to keep the workforce intact and retain skilled employees, greatly reducing the costs of recruitment and training when the economy recovers.”
“In another study only 12% of residents of a long-term skilled nursing facility wanted intensive-care unit treatment that would put them on a breathing machine.”
“But he also was known as a skilled interviewer who related easily to subjects while not being shy about asking tough questions.”
“So skilled is he at building relationships on the court that other justices have said they would like to bottle his talent.”
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