Skill

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Skill->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ skill
skill
skillfulness
address
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dexterity
dexterity
dexterousness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ adroitness
adroitness
expertness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ proficiency
proficiency
competence
craft
callidity
facility
knack
trick
sleight
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mastery
mastery
mastership
excellence
panurgy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ ambidexterity
ambidexterity
ambidextrousness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ sleight of hand
sleight of hand
&c.(deception) 545
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ seamanship
seamanship
airmanship
marksmanship
horsemanship
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ rope-dancing
rope-dancing
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ accomplishment
accomplishment
acquirement
attainment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ art
art
science
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ technicality
technicality
technology
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ practical knowledge
practical knowledge
technical knowledge
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ knowledge of the world
knowledge of the world
world wisdom
savoir faire
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ tact
tact
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ mother wit
mother wit
&c.(sagacity) 498
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ discretion
discretion
&c.???*
=>(caution)
???>864
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ finesse
finesse
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ craftiness
craftiness
&c.(cunning) 702
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ management
management
&c.(conduct) 692
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ self-help
self-help
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ cleverness
cleverness
talent
ability
ingenuity
capacity
parts
talents
faculty
endowment
forte
turn
gift
genius
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ intelligence
intelligence
&c. 498
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ sharpness
sharpness
readiness
&c.(activity) 682
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ invention
invention
&c. 515
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ aptness
aptness
aptitude
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ turn for
turn for
capacity for
genius for
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ felicity
felicity
capability
curiosa felicitas
qualification
habilitation
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ proficient
proficient
&c. 700
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ masterpiece
masterpiece
coup de maitre
chef d'euvre
tour de force
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ good stroke
good stroke
&c.(plan) 626
PARAG:Skill->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be skillful
be skillful
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ excel in
excel in
be master of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have a turn for
have a turn for
&c.->N.
know what's what
know a hawk from a handsaw
know what one is about
know on which side one's bread is buttered
know what's o'clock
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have cut one's eye teeth
have cut one's eye teeth
have cut one's wisdom teeth
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ see one's way
see one's way
see where the wind lies
see which way the wind blows
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ have all one's wits about one
have all one's wits about one
have one's hand in
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ savoir vivre
savoir vivre
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ scire quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent
scire quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ look after the main chance
look after the main chance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ cut one's coat according to one's cloth
cut one's coat according to one's cloth
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ live by one's wits
live by one's wits
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ exercise one's discretion
exercise one's discretion
feather the oar
sail near the wind
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ stoop to conquer
stoop to conquer
&c.(cunning) 702
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ play one's cards well
play one's cards well
play one's best card
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ hit the right nail on the head
hit the right nail on the head
put the saddle on the right horse
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ take advantage of
take advantage of
make the most of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ profit by
profit by
&c.(use) 677
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make a hit
make a hit
&c.(succeed) 731
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make a virtue of necessity
make a virtue of necessity
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make hay while the sun shines
make hay while the sun shines
&c.(occasion) 134
PARAG:Skill->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ skillful
skillful
dexterous
adroit
expert
apt
handy
quick
deft
ready
gain
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ slick
slick
smart
&c.(active) 682
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ proficient
proficient
good at
up to
at home in
master of
a good hand at
au fait
thoroughbred
masterly
crack
accomplished
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ conversant
conversant
&c.(knowing) 490
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ experienced
experienced
practiced
skilled
hackneyed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ up in
up in
well up in
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ in practice
in practice
in proper cue
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ competent
competent
efficient
qualified
capable
fitted
fit for
up to the mark
trained
initiated
prepared
primed
finished
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ clever
clever
cute
able
ingenious
felicitous
gifted
talented
endowed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ inventive
inventive
&c. 515
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ shrewd
shrewd
sharp
&c.(intelligent) 498
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ cunning
cunning
&c. 702
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ alive to
alive to
up to snuff
not to be caught with chaff
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ discreet
discreet
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ neat-handed
neat-handed
fine-fingered
nimble-fingered
ambidextrous
sure-footed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ cut out for
cut out for
fitted for
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ technical
technical
artistic
scientific
daedalian
shipshape
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ workman-like
workman-like
business-like
statesman-like
PARAG:Skill->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ skillfully
skillfully
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ well
well
&c. 618
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ artistically
artistically
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with skill
with skill
with consummate skill
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ secundum artem
secundum artem
suo Marte
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ to the best of one's abilities
to the best of one's abilities
&c.(exertion) 686

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  • Skill — Skill, n. [Icel. skil a distinction, discernment; akin to skilja to separate, divide, distinguish, Sw. skilja,. skille to separate, skiel reason, right, justice, Sw. sk[ a]l reason, Lith. skelli to cleave. Cf. {Shell}, {Shoal}, a multitude.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skill — W1S3 [skıl] n [U and C] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old Norse; Origin: skil good judgment, knowledge ] an ability to do something well, especially because you have learned and practised it →↑talent ▪ Reading and writing are two different skills. ▪ Many… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skill — [ skıl ] noun *** uncount the ability to do something well, usually as a result of experience and training: Most people trust in the skill and dedication of the nursing staff. skill at/in: The committee needs someone who has some skill in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Skill — Skill, v. t. To know; to understand. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To skill the arts of expressing our mind. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skill — Skill, v. i. 1. To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I can not skill of these thy ways. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a difference; to signify; to matter; used impersonally. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skill — I noun ability, adeptness, adroitness, aptitude, aptness, art, artistry, cleverness, command, competence, craft, cunning, deftness, dexterity, ease, endowment, excellence, experience, expertness, facility, felicity, finesse, fluency, gift,… …   Law dictionary

  • skill — late 12c., power of discernment, from O.N. skil distinction, discernment, related to skilja (v.) distinguish, separate, from P.Gmc. *skaljo divide, separate (Cf. M.L.G. schillen to differ; M.L.G., M.Du. schele difference; see SHELL (Cf. shell)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • skill — *art, cunning, craft, artifice Analogous words: proficiency, adeptness, expertness (see corresponding adjectives at PROFICIENT): efficiency, effectiveness (see corresponding adjectives at EFFECTIVE): *readiness, facility, dexterity, ease …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • skill — [n] ability, talent to do something accomplishment, address, adroitness, aptitude, art, artistry, cleverness, clout, command, competence, craft, cunning, deftness, dexterity, dodge*, ease, experience, expertise, expertism, expertness, facility,… …   New thesaurus

  • skill — ► NOUN 1) the ability to do something well; expertise or dexterity. 2) a particular ability. ► VERB (usu. as noun skilling) ▪ train (a worker) to do a particular task. ORIGIN Old Norse, discernment, knowledge …   English terms dictionary

  • skill — [skil] n. [ME, discernment, reason < ON skil, distinction, akin to skilja, to cut apart, separate < IE base * (s)kel , to cut (> SHIELD, SHELL): basic sense “ability to separate,” hence “discernment”] 1. great ability or proficiency;… …   English World dictionary

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