handicraft

noun hand·i·craft \ ˈhan-di-ˌkraft , -dē- \

Definition of handicraft

1 a :manual skill
b :an occupation requiring skill with the hands
2 :the articles fashioned by those engaged in handicraft

handicrafter

play \ˈhan-di-ˌkraf-tər, -dē-\ noun

Examples of handicraft in a Sentence

  1. Her favorite handicraft is sewing.

  2. volunteers demonstrating early American handicrafts, such as blacksmithing, glassblowing, and weaving

Recent Examples of handicraft from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'handicraft.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of handicraft

Middle English handi-crafte, alteration of handcraft

handicraft Synonyms

Synonyms
art, handcraft, craft, trade
Related Words
skill; calling, métier (also metier), occupation, profession, vocation

HANDICRAFT Defined for English Language Learners

handicraft

noun

Definition of handicraft for English Language Learners

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

  • : an object made by skillful use of your hands


HANDICRAFT Defined for Kids

handicraft

noun hand·i·craft \ ˈhan-di-ˌkraft \

Definition of handicraft for Students

1 :an activity or craft (as weaving or pottery making) that requires skill with the hands
2 :an article made by skillful use of the hands


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up handicraft? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!