Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Scandinavian monetary unit and coin up to the 19th century. (A subdivision of the Swedish riksdaler, the Danish and Norwegian rigsdaler and speciedaler).
  • v. Present participle of skill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bay of a barn; also, a slight addition to a cottage.
  • n. A money od account in Sweden, Norwey, Denmark, and North Germany, and also a coin. It had various values, from three fourths of a cent in Norway to more than two cents in Lübeck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Reasoning; ratiocination.
  • n. Same as skeeling.
  • n. A money formerly used in Scandinavia and northern Germany, in some places as a coin and in others as a money of account. It varied in value from ¼ d. in Denmark to nearly 1d. (about 2 cents) in Hamburg.

Etymologies

See skill (verb) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Feel Free To Customise and Whimsiclise My Vagina is it called skilling? where you buy off yourself?

    Regretsy – Not Kosher – NSFW

  • In this court, too, the butter is generally churned, under a "skilling" which covers half of it.

    The Toilers of the Field

  • This is a GOOD thing, when all is said and done - we all better get used to re-educating ourselves, and continually re-skilling if we expect to maintain our current and future standard of living.

    Offshorable Jobs, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Lumina's commitment includes support for 19 large-scale projects that will provide leverage to efforts to educate and retrain workers who need up-skilling in order to compete for the jobs that will be created in the next decade, the majority of which will require some form of postsecondary education degree or credential.

    Jamie Merisotis: Adult Degree Completion Commitment

  • Re-skilling Britain may be a worthy objective, but it's more likely to be achieved by officials and politicians butting out, cutting the burden of regulation and taxation, and letting business people get on with the wealth-creation job that they know far better than any government ever will.

    Ed Miliband's New Labour economics

  • It is about hard-nosed business decisions, about skilling your workforce to build a competitive advantage for your business.

    The Guardian roundtable | Time to trade up

  • At the very least, management must focus on both acquiring those skills on the outside and re-skilling existing employees on the inside so that they can handle new and evolving job demands.

    The Coming Hiring Boom: Get It Right

  • As far as people are concerned, more than an addition we have focused on re-skilling, retraining people and getting them ready for the next level of growth, which means we have changed a lot of procedures and processes to make our branches really become relationship points for the customers.

    Questions and Answers: Chanda Kochhar

  • There is no official estimate of how much the recruitment freeze has saved but unions warned that the inflated agency bill could mean savings become negligible, and that the practice is de-skilling the civil service.

    Government data: Spending on agency staff up 65% as recruitment frozen

  • The first recorded death from tortuous use of the English language was recorded yesterday after Christine Monkhaus, a German-American dual national, succumbed to excessive exposure to a poorly constructed technical work on the re-skilling (consistently referred to as 're-skillage') of unemployed steel workers.

    Archive 2008-07-01

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