Definition of 'skill'
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We are concerned that disability remains at the bottom of the skills and training agenda. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is particularly important for people who are putting knowledge and skill to work. MANAGING IN TURBULENT TIMES (1980)Your task is to work on your skills and ensure your partner feels part of your success. The Sun (2013)They have the personal skills as well as the intellectual ability to be successful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)People want to use their time and skills to put something back. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The skill of the craftsman who made it defies description. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)We learnt acting skills and put on a play. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your ability to learn new skills is impressive and makes work more rewarding. The Sun (2016)Your new love dresses to get noticed and has sports skills. The Sun (2016)You have a special skill for solving mysteries and knowing who deserves your trust. The Sun (2013)They changed their coaching to emphasise technical ability and skill. The Sun (2014)The campaign is gaining momentum with new initiatives in both vocational and skills training coming from government. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)The individual contributes his particular skill and knowledge. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)You master life and work skills the same way. Christianity Today (2000)It takes a lot of experience as well as skill. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Managing and leading people is very much a skill and something you learn over time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The skills he has learnt on the beat have helped him out on the pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You learn new skills fast and a task that seemed difficult is now easy. The Sun (2008)Sports stars and the skills learnt through sport help to build life skills in young people. The Sun (2015)You could also discover a special skill for talking to an audience. The Sun (2010)It is a particularly effective method of interpersonal or social skills training. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)No one should be precious about their knowledge or skills. Taking Child Abuse Seriously: Contemporary issues in child protection theory and practice (1990)It was time to see if the old skills still worked. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In this situation you will have to use verbal skills as well. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)Your ability to learn skills hits a new high and your quick thinking and calmness helps you pass any test or audition. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'skill'
British English: skill /skɪl/ NOUN
A skill is a type of activity or work which requires special training or knowledge.
We focus on the basic skills of reading and arithmetic.
- American English: skill
- Arabic: مَهَارَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: habilidade
- Chinese: 技能
- Croatian: vještina
- Czech: zručnost
- Danish: evne
- Dutch: bekwaamheid
- European Spanish: habilidad
- Finnish: taito
- French: compétence
- German: Fähigkeit
- Greek: επιδεξιότητα
- Italian: abilità
- Japanese: 熟練
- Korean: 수완
- Norwegian: ferdighet
- Polish: umiejętność
- European Portuguese: competência
- Romanian: abilitate
- Russian: умение
- Spanish: habilidad
- Swedish: skicklighet
- Thai: ความเชี่ยวชาญ
- Turkish: beceri
- Ukrainian: вміння
- Vietnamese: kỹ năng
Definition of skill from the Collins English Dictionary
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