never hesitated to resort to craft to get what they wanted in life
borrowed a craft to get across the river Verb
The furniture is crafted from bamboo.
He is crafting a new sculpture.
She crafted a strategy to boost the company's earnings.
Recent Examples on the Web
And all the better when the craft makes a simple, affordable addition to your holiday decor.—Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2023 The cast comprises Uruguayan and Argentine actors, most of whom are newcomers to the craft.—Paul Grein, Billboard, 17 Nov. 2023 Depending on the season, visitors can learn about traditional crafts, enjoy festivals held on-site, or head out for bird-watching, canoeing, or snowshoeing.—Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 Equipped with a 252 kWh battery, the craft is also the first in its segment to offer a range of up to 54 nautical miles.—Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2023 Lena learned the craft through her sister, a weaver at Le Costantine working under one of its founders, Giulia Starace.—Sebastian Cabrices, Vogue, 14 Nov. 2023 The craft that crashed was an MH-60 helicopter, the officials said.—Luis Martinez, ABC News, 12 Nov. 2023 Her brother Terry was the Tampa Bay Times’ outdoors editor for more than 25 years
Susan isn’t the only sibling to master their craft — as her brother Terry was a prolific journalist.—Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 This sleek machine crafts perfect cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos right at home.—Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2023
Talk to me about crafting your vocal arrangements and background harmonies?—Kyle Denis, Billboard, 17 Nov. 2023 City officials said the exemptions will be carefully crafted to prevent abuse.—David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 Here, mementos crafted from the bottom inch of Christmas trees from years past dangle between the boughs.—Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 This was crafted into a series of parallel plates with gaps in between them, which allowed fluid to flow through the device.—John Timmer, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023 Featuring a high waist and loose leg fit, they are crafted from a special material blend for breathability, moisture-wicking, and flexibility.—Kathy Barr, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2023 Spanning 40 by 50 mm, the sizable case is crafted from 18-karat rose gold and titanium.—Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 Nov. 2023 The package crafted by U.S. Senate Finance chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) is slated to be marked up on Nov. 8 and includes policy on a broad range of health care priorities, including substance abuse and mental health care, and extensions to provider pay.—Ed Silverman Reprints, STAT, 3 Nov. 2023 The plot is being kept under wraps, but Baker is known for crafting low-budget features examining people overlooked by society that emerge as critical hits and awards contenders.—Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Nov. 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English, strength, skill, from Old English cræft; akin to Old High German kraft strength
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
The first known use of craft was
before the 12th century