the skilled practice of a practical occupation
"he learned his trade as an apprentice"
a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
people who perform a particular kind of skilled work
"he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
craft, craftsmanship, workmanship(noun)
skill in an occupation or trade
craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness(verb)
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
make by hand and with much skill
"The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
Strength; power; might.
Ability; dexterity; skill, especially skill in making plans and carrying them into execution; dexterity in managing affairs; adroitness; practical cunning.
Cunning, art, skill, or dexterity applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; subtlety; shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.
A device; a means; an art; art in general.
The skilled practice of a practical occupation.
The members of a trade collectively; guild.
She represented the craft of brewers.
Implements used in catching fish, such as net, line, or hook. Modern use primarily in whaling, as in harpoons, hand-lances, etc.
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.
Those vessels attendant on a fleet, such as cutters, schooners, and gun-boats, generally commanded by lieutenants.
To make by hand and with much skill.
To construct, develop something (like a skilled craftsman): "state crafting", "crafting global policing".
A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space.
A particular kind of skilled work.
He learned his craft as an apprentice.
strength; might; secret power
art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade
those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers
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
a vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense
to play tricks; to practice artifice
Origin: [AS. crft strength, skill, art, cunning; akin to OS., G., Sw., & Dan. kraft strength, D. kracht, Icel. kraptr; perh. originally, a drawing together, stretching, from the root of E. cramp.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kraft, n. cunning: artifice: dexterity: art: trade: occupation: small ships.—v.i. to exercise one's craft (Shak., Cor., IV. vi. 118).—adv. Craft′ily.—n. Craft′iness.—adj. Craft′less, free from craft.—ns. Crafts′man, one engaged in a craft; Crafts′manship, Craft′manship; Crafts′master, one skilled in a craft.—adj. Craft′y, having skill: cunning: deceitful. [A.S. cræft; Ger. kraft, power.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'craft' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4466
Rank popularity for the word 'craft' in Nouns Frequency: #1562
The numerical value of craft in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of craft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The master of any craft is first a master of self, cooperating with innate intelligence within.
It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.
We actually use a lot of Old World craft to make these. So the dyes, the printing, the labor, the hand-wrapping makes them really interesting, i love the combination of Old World craft and modern day technology.
The craft category would not be what it is today if craft brewers had n’t collaborated, this category grew almost entirely by word-of-mouth, with virtually no advertising at all. The more they helped each other, the more people drank Big Beer.
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs. I've always loved to write, and eventually found that television best fits my strengths. So beyond that, I suppose what inspired me was the idea of being able to work with a group of people week after week to craft entertaining stories.
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Translations for craft
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- професия, плавателен съд, гилдия, ловкост, занаят, еснаф, изработвам на ръка, умение, хитростBulgarian
- fet a màCatalan, Valencian
- plavidlo, řemesloCzech
- håndværker, håndlavet, konstrukere, håndværk, fartøj, byggeDanish
- Fahrzeug, Lenkfahrzeug, Geriebenheit, Handwerker, Schlauheit, Handwerk, handgemachtGerman
- fako, metio, fakuloj, ruzeco, metiistojEsperanto
- pericia, labrar, desarrollar, oficio, nave, construirSpanish
- taito, käsityötaito, juonikkuus, alus, ammattikunta, työtaitoFinnish
- ceardaíocht, ceird, árthach, soitheach, bádIrish
- արհեստ, արհեստավորArmenian
- artiġjanat, artiġjanatur, sengħaMaltese
- stielmannen, vakmanschap, vak, stiel, toestel, ambacht, gewiekstheid, voertuig, handbewerken, ambachtslui, vakluiDutch
- ofício, habilidade, construir, arte, perícia, desenvolverPortuguese
- a face de mână, construiRomanian
- мастерить, сноровка, искусство, хитрость, изготавливать вручную, проявлять мастерство, ремесло, умениеRussian
- занатство, zànāt, ручно направљено, занатлијка, zanatlija, за̀на̄т, preprèdenōst, zanátstvo, занатлија, ručno napravljeno, zanatlijka, препрѐдено̄стSerbo-Croatian
- farkost, hantverkSwedish
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