- skilled skilled [skɪld] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES1. someone who is skilled has the training and experience that is needed to do something well:
• Skilled craftsmen, such as carpenters, bricklayers etc, are in great demand.
• Medical technology companies face a serious shortage of skilled labor (= workers with special skills ) in the next decade.
• In a more technological society, there will be an increased demand for a skilled workforce.skilled at/in
• She's very skilled at dealing with members of the public.2. work that is skilled needs special abilities or training in order to do it:
* * *skilled UK US /skɪld/ adjective HR, WORKPLACE► having the special abilities and experience to do a particular job well: skilled employees/staff/workers »
The temporary visas are available for skilled foreign workers.»
skilled negotiators/politicians/professionalsbe skilled at/in doing sth »
The highly-successful supermarket giant is skilled at obtaining products cheaply.► skilled work needs to be done by someone who has had special training: skilled labour/work »
This is highly skilled work - it can't be done by people we pull off the street.● the skilled — Cf. the skilled
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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skilled — [ skıld ] adjective ** 1. ) having the ability and experience to do something well: a skilled craftsman Skilled negotiators ask questions and stick to the facts. skilled worker: The best performing companies had a higher proportion of skilled… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
skilled — [skıld] adj 1.) someone who is skilled has the training and experience that is needed to do something well ≠ ↑unskilled ▪ Skilled craftsmen , such as carpenters, are in great demand. ▪ The company is fortunate to have such highly skilled workers … Dictionary of contemporary English
Skilled — Skilled, a. Having familiar knowledge united with readiness and dexterity in its application; familiarly acquainted with; expert; skillful; often followed by in; as, a person skilled in drawing or geometry. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
skilled — index competent, deft, efficient, expert, facile, familiar (informed), learned, literate … Law dictionary
skilled — skillful, *proficient, adept, expert, masterly Analogous words: apt, ready, *quick, prompt: practiced, exercised, drilled (see PRACTICE vb): competent, qualified, *able, capable Antonyms: unskilled … New Dictionary of Synonyms
skilled — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or showing skill. 2) (of work) requiring special abilities or training … English terms dictionary
skilled — [skild] adj. 1. having skill; skillful 2. having or requiring an ability, as in a particular industrial occupation, gained by special experience or training … English World dictionary
skilled — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ Interviewi … Collocations dictionary
skilled */*/ — UK [skɪld] / US adjective 1) having the ability and experience to do something well a skilled craftsman Skilled negotiators ask questions and stick to the facts. skilled worker: The best performing companies had a higher proportion of skilled… … English dictionary
skilled — adjective 1 someone who is skilled has the training and experience that is needed to do something well: Skilled craftsmen, such as carpenters, bricklayers, etc are in great demand. | highly skilled: a highly skilled negotiator (+ at/in): She s… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English