skilled Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “skilled” - English Dictionary

Definition of "skilled" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

skilledadjective

uk   us   /skɪld/
B2 having the ​abilitiesneeded to do an ​activity or ​job well: My ​mother is very skilled at/indressmaking. Skilled ​workneeds someone who has had ​specialtraining to do it: Nursing is a ​highly skilled ​job.
More examples

skillednoun [plural]

uk   us   /skɪld/
the skilled people who have been ​trained for a ​job
(Definition of skilled from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "skilled" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

skilledadjective

uk   us   /skɪld/ HR, WORKPLACE
having the ​specialabilities and ​experience to do a particular ​job well: skilled employees/staff/workers The ​temporaryvisas are ​available for skilled ​foreignworkers. skilled ​negotiators/politicians/​professionalsbe skilled at/in doing sth The highly-successful ​supermarketgiant is skilled at obtaining ​productscheaply.
skilled ​workneeds to be done by someone who has had ​specialtraining: 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.
(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
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More