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Definition of "skilled" []

  • Having or showing skill; expert. See Synonyms at proficient. (adjective)
  • Requiring specialized ability or training: a skilled trade. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skilled" in a sentence
  • "It's not like skilled labor, as my husban 'says; though to see what them young ones has to go through, it's labor enough an' to spare; an 'if it ain't just what they call skilled, it's what no one out o' the trade can make a mark at."
  • "I know of no problem that faces us more at the present time than the one of marketing the product that we grow in competition with the tremendously increasing imports from abroad, brought in from countries where labor costs anywhere from twenty to fifty cents a day, and at the highest a dollar a day for what they call skilled labor, most of it twenty to fifty cents, and with freight rates across the Atlantic that amount to less than half of our freight rates, or one-quarter of them."
  • "The idea is to attract and retain skilled technocrats in a country that for years lacked a functioning central government."