The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Skillful \Skill"ful\, a. [Written also skilful.]
1. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning. [Obs.] "Of
skillful judgment." --Chaucer.
2. Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready;
expert; well-versed; able in management; as, a skillful
mechanic; -- often followed by at, in, or of; as, skillful
at the organ; skillful in drawing.
And they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and
such as are skillful of lamentations to wailing.
--Amos v. 16.
Syn: Expert; skilled; dexterous; adept; masterly; adroit;
[1913 Webster] -- Skill"ful*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being cognitively skillful [ant: