What does skill mean?

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  1. (transitive) To set apart; separate.
  2. (transitive, chiefly dialectal) To discern; have knowledge or understanding; to know how (to).
  3. (transitive, dialectal, Scotland, Northern England, rare) To know; to understand.
  4. (intransitive) To have knowledge or comprehension; discern.
  5. (intransitive) To have personal or practical knowledge; be versed or practised; be expert or dextrous.
  6. (intransitive, archaic) To make a difference; signify; matter.
  7. (video game) To spend acquired points in exchange for skills.
  1. Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.
  2. (obsolete) Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.
  3. (obsolete) Knowledge; understanding.
  4. (obsolete) Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.
  1. (Britain, slang, 1980s-1990s) great, excellent.
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