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Definitions of expert

  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"
  2. a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  3. having or showing great skill or knowledge or special training as expected of a professional; " an expert opinion"
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A specialist in a particular profession or department of science requiring for its mastery peculiar culture and erudition.
  7. A sworn appraiser.
  8. To experience.
  9. Skilful: adroit.
  10. An experienced person; a specialist.
  11. Expertly.
  12. Expertness.
  13. A skilled workman.
  14. Experienced: taught by use, practice, or experience: hence, skillful: well instructed: having familiar knowledge of: dexterous: adroit: ready: prompt: having a facility of operation or performance from practice: as, an expert philosopher; an expert surgeon; expert in surgery.
  15. An expert, skillful, or practiced person: one eminently skilled in any particular branch or profession: specifically, a scientific or professional witness who gives evidence on matters connected with his profession, as an analytical chemist, as to the contents of a stomach in a trial for poisoning, or a person skilled in handwriting, as to whether a document is forged.
  16. One skilful in, or familiar with anything.
  17. Skilful; adroit; well versed.
  18. Skilful through practise; dexterous; marked by skill.
  19. One who has special skill or knowledge; a specialist.
  20. Taught by study and practice; having familiar knowledge; having a facility of operation or performance from practice; skilful; dexterous.
  21. One specially qualified by study and practice in any department of science or art.
  22. Ready; dexterous; skilful by practice.
  23. One skilled in a science, an art, or in a profession; a scientific or professional witness.
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Usage examples for expert

  1. " Shall we say that I had a cat expert examine it? – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. My idea, Adams, is that you and I- if you have time, that is- should go down into the City and see this expert chap and see if he can throw some light on the situation. – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  3. When I grew expert we danced together at the country club and at some of the smart places down- town. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  4. If we have not had the necessary experience, it would not be safe to venture upon doing the work without expert advice. – Making a Lawn by Luke Joseph Doogue
  5. She ordered the household affairs with good judgment, and was rapidly becoming an expert cook. – The Dorrance Domain by Carolyn Wells
  6. The former method leads to quicker and more expert play, which should be encouraged. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  7. I'm not an expert on these matters; but I like the taste. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  8. Will you kindly explain, so that I can answer him as if I were an expert – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  9. In the determination of the size the judgment of an expert is needed, and if this cannot be had, the error should be on the side of safety. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  10. The city manager is supposed to be a non- partisan expert whose duty it is to administer the city in accordance with business principles. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  11. She is the expert – The Perfect Gentleman by Ralph Bergengren
  12. Then he struck an expert blow. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. With this holding " 2 King, X, X only an expert is justified in " 3 Queen, X, X, X bidding No- trump. – Auction of To-day by Milton C. Work
  14. Suppose she were younger than Virgilia and less expert – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  15. I am quite sure I could make an expert of Mr. Thain in a very short time. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. In such a matter as this, the opinion of an expert is everything. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  17. " They have some expert members," he continued. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  18. Ugo himself was a splendid shot and an expert with the blade, and it was not cowardice that kept him from taking the affair in his own hands. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. You seem to me to be an expert at this work. – The Lucky Man by Michel Baron, translated by Frank J. Morlock
  20. Hearing that the city was infested by many bold and expert thieves, in consequence of which property was very insecure, he said to his servant at night: " I will keep watch, and do you sleep; for I cannot trust you to keep awake, and I much fear that my horse may be stolen." – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
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