Definition of 'skilled'
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They want to bring in more skilled people to reduce the risk of delay. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now he makes skilled replicas of tomb objects. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We will keep the cap on skilled workers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Farmers do not employ skilled negotiators when dealing with the buyers of their food. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To drill to that sort of depth will certainly require highly skilled teams. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Where possible it should encourage high skilled jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The unions say there is unemployed skilled labour available locally to do the jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Everything structural was so standardized that any skilled craftsman knew exactly what it had to be. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Training of skilled engineers is at least as demanding as the training of lawyers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These are people who are skilled and respected and trusted by their employers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Pay in the oil and gas industry has been forced higher by high demand for skilled workers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Much police work is now highly specialised and skilled. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There could hardly be a better preparation for the skilled jobs of tomorrow. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The most important requirement for the auto industry is to keep a skilled labour force. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Each of these men was an extremely skilled craftsman in his own right. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Manufacturers complain that the country suffers from a lack of skilled engineers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The geology and engineering involved are interesting enough to quicken the blood of skilled young people. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now it seems that disenchantment with the land is deterring many from skilled farm jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some corporations are emphasising the need for skilled labour. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Businesses are realising that they have to hold on to older, skilled workers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a highly skilled game and you need serious stamina. The Sun (2006)He's had more access time from coaches who are highly skilled and well paid throughout his career. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the majority still work in a restricted range of jobs, usually the less skilled and less well paid. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)He had been employed in the building trade since leaving school and had become not only a skilled craftsman but also a foreman with responsibilities. Why am I Afraid to Grieve (1994)It's part of what makes a skilled chef's food taste great. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'skilled'
British English: skilled /skɪld/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is skilled has the knowledge and ability to do something well.
A train driver is a highly skilled professional.
- American English: skilled
- Arabic: مَاهِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: hábil
- Chinese: 熟练的
- Croatian: izvješten
- Czech: kvalifikovaný
- Danish: dygtig
- Dutch: bekwaam vaardig
- European Spanish: diestro experto
- Finnish: taitava
- French: compétent
- German: geschickt
- Greek: δεξιοτεχνικός
- Italian: esperto
- Japanese: 熟練した
- Korean: 숙련된
- Norwegian: erfaren
- Polish: wykwalifikowany
- European Portuguese: competente
- Romanian: talentat
- Russian: умелый
- Spanish: diestro hábil
- Swedish: skicklig
- Thai: ซึ่งมีความชำนาญ
- Turkish: becerikli
- Ukrainian: умілий
- Vietnamese: khéo léo
Definition of skilled from the Collins English Dictionary
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