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 for expert
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expert \Ex*pert"\ ([e^]ks*p[~e]rt"), 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.
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           A valiant and most expert gentleman.     --Shak.
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           What practice, howsoe'er expert
           In fitting aptest words to things . . .
           Hath power to give thee as thou wert?    --Tennyson.
     Syn: Adroit; dexterous; clever; ready; prompt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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     2. (Law)
        (a) A specialist in a particular profession or department
            of science requiring for its mastery peculiar culture
            and erudition.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expert \Ex*pert"\, v. t.
     To experience. [Obs.]
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           Die would we daily, once it to expert.   --Spencer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  202 Moby Thesaurus words for "expert":
     Admirable Crichton, Daedalian, Dutch uncle, Polonius, accomplished,
     ace, acquainted with, adept, adept in, admonisher, adroit, adviser,
     aficionado, amateur, apt, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum,
     arbiter of taste, archetypical, artisan, artist, artiste, artistic,
     at home in, at home with, attache, au fait, authoritative,
     authority, backseat driver, bon vivant, bravura, brilliant, buff,
     buttinsky, championship, classic, clean, clever, cognoscente,
     collector, confidant, confined, connaisseur, connoisseur,
     consultant, consummate, conversant with, coordinated, cordon bleu,
     counsel, counselor, crack, crack shot, crackerjack, craftsman,
     critic, cunning, cute, dab, dabster, daedal, darb, dead shot, deft,
     developed, dexterous, dextrous, dilettante, diplomat, diplomatic,
     diplomatist, doyen, elder statesman, epicure, epicurean, excellent,
     exemplary, experienced, experienced hand, experimental scientist,
     expert at, expert consultant, familiar with, fan, fancy, feature,
     featured, finished, first-rate, freak, fully developed, good,
     good at, good judge, goodish, gourmand, gourmet, graceful,
     graduate, guide, handy, handy at, handy man, informed in,
     ingenious, instructor, intellectual, intimate with, journeyman,
     judge, kibitzer, knowledgeable, learned, limited, magisterial,
     man of science, marksman, master, master of, masterful, masterly,
     mature, matured, maven, meddler, mentor, model, monitor, neat,
     nestor, no mean, no slouch, nut, orienter, past master, perfected,
     polished, politic, politician, practical scientist, preceptist,
     pro, professional, professor, proficient, proficient in, pundit,
     qualified, quick, quintessential, quite some, ready, refined,
     refined palate, resourceful, restricted, ripe, ripened, savant,
     scholar, schooled, scientist, shark, sharp, skilled, skilled in,
     skillful, slick, some, specialist, specialistic, specialized,
     statesman, statesmanlike, strong in, stylish, superb, superior,
     swell, tactful, teacher, technical, technical adviser,
     technical expert, technician, technologist, the compleat,
     the complete, top-notch, trained, up on, versed in, virtuoso,
     well up on, well-done, well-read in, well-versed, whiz, wizard,
     wonderful, workmanlike

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