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.
Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
Any particular art.
To know; to understand.
To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.
To make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used impersonally.
With a book, you're guaranteed the audience has a certain skill level and that the audience has to make an ongoing effort to consume this product and that the project is being consumed by just one person at a time. I really want to play to that strength because it's one of the few advantages books still have. Chuck Palahniuk
Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. James J. Corbett
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. Dean Koontz