Pronunciation: (skil),[key] —n. 1. the ability, coming from one's knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well: Carpentry was one of his many skills. 2. competent excellence in performance; expertness; dexterity: The dancers performed with skill. 3. a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training in which a person has competence and experience: the skill of cabinetmaking. 4. Obs.understanding; discernment.
5. Obs.reason; cause.
Pronunciation: (skil),[key] —v.i.Archaic. 1. to matter.
2. to help; avail.