Definitions for: Expert

[n] a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
[adj] having or showing great skill or knowledge or special training as expected of a professional; "an expert opinion"
[adj] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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?

Syn: Adroit; dexterous; clever; ready; prompt.

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

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
(b) A sworn appraiser.

Ex*pert", v. t.
To experience. [Obs.]

Die would we daily, once it to expert. --Spencer.

Synonyms: adept, good, practiced, professional, proficient, skilful, skilled, skillful

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