Definition of skill in English:


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Pronunciation: /skɪl


[mass noun]


[with object] (usually as noun skilling) Back to top  
  • Train (a worker) to do a particular task: there is a lack of basic skilling
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    • Indeed, older Australians in general must not be neglected in our push to skill the nation.
    • Alexander's new job is to tub-thump for more business start-ups, better training, better skilling, raising our business horizons.
    • And I think that is where the centre of the debate is: does record numbers in training necessarily equate with appropriate skilling of the nation?



adjective ( • archaic )
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  • We ran out of skilless jobs 20 years ago, there is nothing left for citizens let alone the invaders.
  • The Buster Douglas defeat was Tyson outside of his prime, Tyson at that point fought like a skilless headhunter and bully.


late Old English scele 'knowledge', from Old Norse skil 'discernment, knowledge'.

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