• Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.
  • Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
  • Knowledge; understanding.
  • Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.



  • To set apart; separate.
  • To discern; have knowledge or understanding; to know how (to).
  • To know; to understand.
  • To have knowledge or comprehension; discern.
  • To have personal or practical knowledge; be versed or practised; be expert or dextrous.
  • To make a difference; signify; matter.
  • To spend acquired points in exchange for skills.


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  • From Middle English skill, skille (also schil, schile), from Old English scille and Old Norse skil ("a distinction, discernment, knowledge"), from Proto-Germanic *skilją ("separation, limit"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- ("to split, cut"). Cognate with Danish skel ("a separation, boundary, divide"), Swedish skäl ("reason"), Dutch verschil ("difference") and schillen.
  • From Middle English skilen (also schillen), partly from Old English scylian, scielian; and partly from Old Norse skilja ("to divide, separate"); both from Proto-Germanic *skilōną, *skiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- ("to split, cut"). Cognate with Danish skille ("to separate, discard"), Swedish skilja ("to distinguish, differentiate, part"), Icelandic skilja ("to understand"), Low German schelen ("to make a difference; to be squint-eyed"), Dutch schelen ("to make a difference").

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