What does craft mean?

Definitions for craft
kræft, krɑftcraft

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word craft.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trade, craftnoun

    the skilled practice of a practical occupation

    "he learned his trade as an apprentice"

  2. craftnoun

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

  3. craft, tradenoun

    people who perform a particular kind of skilled work

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

  4. craft, craftsmanship, workmanshipnoun

    skill in an occupation or trade

  5. craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wilinessverb

    shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

  6. craftverb

    make by hand and with much skill

    "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"

Wiktionary

  1. craftnoun

    Strength; power; might.

  2. craftnoun

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

  3. craftnoun

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

  4. craftnoun

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

  5. craftnoun

    The skilled practice of a practical occupation.

  6. craftnoun

    The members of a trade collectively; guild.

    She represented the craft of brewers.

  7. craftnoun

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

  8. craftnoun

    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. craftnoun

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

  10. craftverb

    To make by hand and with much skill.

  11. craftverb

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

  12. craftnoun

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

  13. craftnoun

    A particular kind of skilled work.

    He learned his craft as an apprentice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Craftnoun

    strength; might; secret power

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Craftnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Craftnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Craftnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Craftnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Craftverb

    to play tricks; to practice artifice

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Craft

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. craft

    [from the Anglo-Saxon word cræft, a trading vessel]. It is now a general name for lighters, hoys, barges, &c., employed to load or land any goods or stores.--Small craft. The small vessels of war attendant on a fleet, such as cutters, schooners, gunboats, &c., generally commanded by lieutenants. Craft is also a term in sea-phraseology for every kind of vessel, especially for a favourite ship. Also, all manner of nets, lines, hooks, &c., used in fishing.

Editors Contribution

  1. craft

    A type of vehicle.

    They did use the craft on the waterways regularly.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  
  2. craft

    The act and process of being creative.

    There are various craft shops that sell a wide range of products to be creative with.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of craft in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of craft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of craft in a Sentence

  1. Dave Burwick:

    United, Dogfish Head shareholders will have the highest quality, most distinct, high-end portfolio, from both a price-point and product perspective with the top-ranked sales organization to bring it to market, dogfish Head shareholders expect that Dogfish Head shareholders'll see more consolidation in the craft industry over time, and Dogfish Head shareholders'll be in the best position to take advantage of those changes.

  2. Jackie Jackson:

    He was a family man. He loved kids around the world. He wanted to be the best at his craft. His music lives on.

  3. Jean de La Bruyère:

    Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.

  4. Thaddeus Young:

    I'm always ready to play, i just put my head down and make sure I put my time into my craft, and trust my work each and every day.

  5. Jonny Kim:

    You can be born with bad cards. You don't need to have it all. But you have a choice and the power to craft your own destiny, your own path.

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Translations for craft

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  • حرفةArabic
  • 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
  • σκάφοςGreek
  • fako, metio, fakuloj, ruzeco, metiistojEsperanto
  • pericia, labrar, desarrollar, oficio, nave, construirSpanish
  • taito, käsityötaito, juonikkuus, alus, ammattikunta, työtaitoFinnish
  • artisanatFrench
  • ceardaíocht, ceird, árthach, soitheach, bádIrish
  • אומנותHebrew
  • արհեստ, արհեստավորArmenian
  • kerajinanIndonesian
  • 職業Japanese
  • artisLatin
  • artiġjanat, artiġjanatur, sengħaMaltese
  • stielmannen, vakmanschap, vak, stiel, toestel, ambacht, gewiekstheid, voertuig, handbewerken, ambachtslui, vakluiDutch
  • håndverketNorwegian
  • rzemiosłoPolish
  • 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
  • zanaatTurkish
  • ремеслоUkrainian

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