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"

Wiktionary

  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

    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. Craft(noun)

    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. Craft(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Craft(noun)

    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. Craft(verb)

    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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How to say craft in sign language?

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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. Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey:

    Arizona has a booming craft beer industry and it's growing every day. I want to ensure that it continues to thrive, unimpeded by overly burdensome regulations.

  2. G. C. Lichtenberg:

    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.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon:

    Jimmy was a master of his craft, but he was so much more – he was an incomparable force of nature.

  4. Steve Knight:

    As an 18 year veteran of the LAPD and active member of the Law Enforcement Task Force, I know there are things our officers on the ground know that lawmakers in Washington just can't understand without being there, today's conversations were very productive and I look forward to using this input as I craft legislation to address this urgent challenge. We can no longer play the political blame-game as these tragedies continue to unfold.

  5. Steve Deace:

    It will be interesting to see how Scott Walker performs in this environment. I think we have to see if this [debate] diminishes his stature or he is able to craft an everyman persona who is a nice contrast to the bigger personalities.

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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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