Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “skilled”

See all translations

skilled

adjective
 
 
/skɪld/ 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 [plural] people who have been trained to do a particular job: The United States and France are among those with time-limited visas for the skilled.
→  See also low-skilled , multi-skilled , semi-skilled , unskilled
(Definition of skilled from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of skilled?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “skilled” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More