Definitions for craftkræft, krɑft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

craftkræft, krɑft(n.)(pl.)crafts; craft

  1. (n.)an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, esp. manual skill.

  2. skill; dexterity.

  3. cunning; deceit.

  4. the membership of a guild.

  5. a ship or other vessel.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  6. a number of ships or other vessels taken as a whole.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  7. an aircraft.

    Category: Aeronautics

  8. aircraft collectively.

    Category: Aeronautics

  9. (v.t.)to make or manufacture (an object or objects) with great skill and care.

Origin of craft:

bef. 900; ME; OE cræft strength, skill, c. OFris, OS kraft, OHG chraft, ON kraptr

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trade, craft(noun)

    the skilled practice of a practical occupation

    "he learned his trade as an apprentice"

  2. craft(noun)

    a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

  3. craft, trade(noun)

    people who perform a particular kind of skilled work

    "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"

  4. craft, craftsmanship, workmanship(noun)

    skill in an occupation or trade

  5. craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness(verb)

    shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

  6. craft(verb)

    make by hand and with much skill

    "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. craft(noun)æft, krɑft

    the activity of making sth requiring skill with your hands

    woodworking and other crafts

  2. craftæft, krɑft

    a boat, ship, or airplane

    warning for small craft


  1. craft(Noun)

    Strength; power; might.

  2. craft(Noun)

    Ability; dexterity; skill, especially skill in making plans and carrying them into execution; dexterity in managing affairs; adroitness; practical cunning.

  3. craft(Noun)

    Cunning, art, skill, or dexterity applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; subtlety; shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.

  4. craft(Noun)

    A device; a means; an art; art in general.

  5. craft(Noun)

    The skilled practice of a practical occupation.

  6. craft(Noun)

    The members of a trade collectively; guild.

    She represented the craft of brewers.

  7. craft(Noun)

    Implements used in catching fish, such as net, line, or hook. Modern use primarily in whaling, as in harpoons, hand-lances, etc.

  8. craft(Noun)

    Boats, especially of smaller size than ships. Historically primarily applied to vessels engaged in loading or unloading of other vessels, as lighters, hoys, and barges.

  9. craft(Noun)

    Those vessels attendant on a fleet, such as cutters, schooners, and gun-boats, generally commanded by lieutenants.

  10. craft(Verb)

    To make by hand and with much skill.

  11. craft(Verb)

    To construct, develop something (like a skilled craftsman): "state crafting", "crafting global policing".

  12. craft(Noun)

    A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space.

  13. craft(Noun)

    A particular kind of skilled work.

    He learned his craft as an apprentice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Craft(noun)

    strength; might; secret power

  2. Craft(noun)

    art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade

  3. Craft(noun)

    those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers

  4. Craft(noun)

    cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices

  5. Craft(noun)

    a vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense

  6. Craft(verb)

    to play tricks; to practice artifice


  1. Craft

    A craft is a pastime or a profession that requires some particular kind of skilled work. In a historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Middle Ages and earlier, the term is usually applied to people occupied in small-scale production of goods. The traditional terms craftsman and craftswoman are nowadays often replaced by artisan and rarely by craftsperson.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'craft' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4466

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'craft' in Nouns Frequency: #1562

Translations for craft

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an art or skill

the craft of wood-carving.

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