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Meaning of SKILL

Pronunciation:  skil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
  2. [n]  an ability that has been acquired by training

SKILL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment, science
 See Also: ability, craft, craftsmanship, horsemanship, literacy, marksmanship, nose, numeracy, oarsmanship, power, salesmanship, seamanship, showmanship, soldiering, soldiership, swordsmanship, virtuosity, workmanship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    1. Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause. [Obs.]
       --Shak. ``As it was skill and right.'' --Chaucer.
             For great skill is, he prove that he wrought. [For
       with good reason he should test what he created.]
    2. Knowledge; understanding. [Obsoles.]
             That by his fellowship he color might Both his
             estate and love from skill of any wight. --Spenser.
             Nor want we skill or art.             --Milton.
    3. The familiar knowledge of any art or science, united with
       readiness and dexterity in execution or performance, or in
       the application of the art or science to practical
       purposes; power to discern and execute; ability to
       perceive and perform; expertness; aptitude; as, the skill
       of a mathematician, physician, surgeon, mechanic, etc.
             Phocion, . . . by his great wisdom and skill at
             negotiations, diverted Alexander from the conquest
             of Athens.                            --Swift.
             Where patience her sweet skill imparts. --Keble.
    4. Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
             Richard . . . by a thousand princely skills,
             gathering so much corn as if he meant not to return.
    5. Any particular art. [Obs.]
             Learned in one skill, and in another kind of
             learning unskillful.                  --Hooker.
    Syn: Dexterity; adroitness; expertness; art; aptitude;
    Usage: {Skill}, {Dexterity}, {Adroitness}. Skill is more
           intelligent, denoting familiar knowledge united to
           readiness of performance. Dexterity, when applied to
           the body, is more mechanical, and refers to habitual
           ease of execution. Adroitness involves the same image
           with dexterity, and differs from it as implaying a
           general facility of movement (especially in avoidance
           of danger or in escaping from a difficalty). The same
           distinctions apply to the figurative sense of the
           words. A man is skillful in any employment when he
           understands both its theory and its practice. He is
           dexterous when he maneuvers with great lightness. He
           is adroit in the use od quick, sudden, and
           well-directed movements of the body or the mind, so as
           to effect the object he has in view.
  2. \Skill\, v. t.
    To know; to understand. [Obs.]
          To skill the arts of expressing our mind. --Barrow.
  3. \Skill\, v. i.
    1. To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in
       performance. [Obs.]
             I can not skill of these thy ways.    --Herbert.
    2. To make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used
       impersonally. --Spenser.
             What skills it, if a bag of stones or gold About thy
             neck do drown thee?                   --Herbert.
             It skills not talking of it.          --Sir W.
Computing Dictionary

A somewhat peculiar blend between franz-lisp and c, with a large set of various cad primitives. It is owned by cadence design systems and has been used in their CAD frameworks since 1985. It's an extension language to the CAD framework (in the same way that emacs-lisp extends gnu emacs), enabling you to automate virtually everything that you can do manually in for example the graphic editor. Skill accepts c-syntax, fun(a b), as well as lisp syntax, (fun a b), but most users (including Cadence themselves) use the C-style.

[Jonas Jarnestrom <etxjojm@eua.ericsson.se>].