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, 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"


  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

  7. 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.]


  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.

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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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How to say craft in sign language?

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  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. Proverb:

    Women's tears are a fountain of craft

  2. Proverb:

    Women's tears are a fountain of craft.

  3. Jan Harzan:

    Ive seen these craft. I know they are real.

  4. Virgilio Martinez:

    People are very passionate about their craft.

  5. James Rodewald:

    There's no self-policing yet in craft spirits.

Images & Illustrations of craft

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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

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