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Expert definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EXPERT', a. [L. expertus, from experior, to try. See Experience.]
1. Properly, experienced; taught by use, practice or experience; hence, skillful; well instructed; having familiar knowledge of; as an expert philosopher.
2. Dextrous; adroit; ready; prompt; having a facility of operation or performance from practice; as an expert operator in surgery. It is usually followed by in; as expert in surgery; expert in performance on a musical instrument. Pope uses expert of arms, but improperly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" [syn: adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful]
2: of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood; "technical terminology"; "a technical report"; "technical language" [syn: technical, expert] n
1: a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin expertus, from past participle of experiri Date: 14th century 1. obsolete experienced 2. having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience Synonyms: see proficient expertly adverb expertness noun II. noun Etymology: Middle French, from expert, adjective Date: 1535 one with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject III. intransitive verb Date: circa 1889 to serve as an expert

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 (often foll. by at, in) having special knowledge or skill in a subject. 2 involving or resulting from this (expert evidence; an expert piece of work). --n. (often foll. by at, in) a person having special knowledge or skill. Derivatives: expertly adv. expertness n. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L expertus past part. of experiri: see EXPERIENCE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Expert Ex*pert", a. [F. expert, L. expertus, p. p. of experiri to try. See Experience.] Taught by use, practice, or experience, experienced; having facility of operation or performance from practice; knowing and ready from much practice; clever; skillful; as, an expert surgeon; expert in chess or archery. A valiant and most expert gentleman. --Shak. What practice, howsoe'er expert In fitting aptest words to things . . . Hath power to give thee as thou wert? --Tennison. Syn: Adroit; dexterous; clever; ready; prompt.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Expert Ex"pert, n. 1. An expert or experienced person; one instructed by experience; one who has skill, experience, or extensive knowledge in his calling or in any special branch of learning. 2. (Law) (a) A specialist in a particular profession or department of science requiring for its mastery peculiar culture and erudition. Note: Such specialists may be witnesses in matters as to which ordinary observers could not without such aid form just conclusions, and are liable for negligence in case they injure another from want of proper qualifications or proper care in the exercise of their specialty. (b) A sworn appraiser.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Expert Ex*pert", v. t. To experience. [Obs.] Die would we daily, once it to expert. --Spencer.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(experts) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. An expert is a person who is very skilled at doing something or who knows a lot about a particular subject. ...a yoga expert. ...an expert on trade in that area. = specialist N-COUNT: oft n N, N on n 2. Someone who is expert at doing something is very skilled at it. The Japanese are expert at lowering manufacturing costs... = skilled ADJ: oft ADJ at -ing expertly Shopkeepers expertly rolled spices up in bay leaves. ADV: ADV with v 3. If you say that someone has expert hands or an expert eye, you mean that they are very skilful or experienced in using their hands or eyes for a particular purpose. When the horse suffered a back injury Harvey cured it with his own expert hands... ADJ: ADJ n 4. Expert advice or help is given by someone who has studied a subject thoroughly or who is very skilled at a particular job. We'll need an expert opinion... ADJ: ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. Adroit, dexterous, ready, prompt, quick, apt, clever, able, skilful. II. n. Experienced person, person specially versed (in a given subject), skilled hand, connoisseur, master, master-hand.

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