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craft

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noun \ˈkraft\

Definition of craft

  1. 1 :  skill in planning, making, or executing :  dexterity “We have not the strength with which to fight this man; we must … win, if win we can, by craft.” — Jack London

  2. 2a :  an occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill the carpenter's craft the craft of writing plays crafts such as pottery, carpentry, and sewing He learned the craft as an apprentice.b crafts plural :  articles made by craftspeople a store selling crafts a crafts fair

  3. 3 :  skill in deceiving to gain an end used craft and guile to close the deal

  4. 4 :  the members of a trade or trade association

  5. 5 plural usually craft a :  a boat especially of small sizeb :  aircraftc :  spacecraft

Examples of craft in a Sentence

  1. the craft of cabinetmaking was much admired in colonial times

  2. borrowed a craft to get across the river

Origin and Etymology of craft

Middle English, strength, skill, from Old English cræft; akin to Old High German kraft strength

Synonym Discussion of craft

art, skill, cunning, artifice, craft mean the faculty of executing well what one has devised. art implies a personal, unanalyzable creative power. the art of choosing the right word skill stresses technical knowledge and proficiency. the skill of a glassblower cunning suggests ingenuity and subtlety in devising, inventing, or executing. a mystery plotted with great cunning artifice suggests technical skill especially in imitating things in nature. believed realism in film could be achieved only by artifice craft may imply expertness in workmanship. the craft of a master goldsmith

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craft

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Definition of craft

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make or produce with care, skill, or ingenuity She is crafting a new sculpture. a carefully crafted story

crafter

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Examples of craft in a Sentence

  1. The furniture is crafted from bamboo.

  2. He is crafting a new sculpture.

  3. She crafted a strategy to boost the company's earnings.

Origin and Etymology of craft

see 1craft

Other Handicraft Terms



CRAFT Defined for English Language Learners

craft

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noun

Definition of craft for English Language Learners

  • : an activity that involves making something in a skillful way by using your hands

  • : a job or activity that requires special skill

  • crafts : objects made by skillful use of the hands

craft

verb

Definition of craft for English Language Learners

  • : to make or produce (something) with care or skill


CRAFT Defined for Kids

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craft

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noun \ˈkraft\

Definition of craft for Students

  1. 1 :  skill in making things especially with the hands

  2. 2 :  an occupation or trade requiring skill with the hands or as an artist Carpentry is a craft.

  3. 3 plural usually craft :  a boat especially when of small size

  4. 4 plural usually craft :  aircraft

  5. 5 :  skill and cleverness often used to trick people What he lacked in speed … was more than made up for by his craft … — Robert Lawson, Rabbit Hill


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craft

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Definition of craft for Students

crafted

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crafting

  1. :  to make or produce with care or skill



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