Definition of Craft

1. Noun. The skilled practice of a practical occupation. "He learned his trade as an apprentice"




2. Verb. Make by hand and with much skill. "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
Generic synonyms: Fashion, Forge
Specialized synonyms: Handcraft, Filigree
Derivative terms: Crafter

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

4. Noun. People who perform a particular kind of skilled work. "As they say in the trade"
Exact synonyms: Trade
Generic synonyms: Class, Social Class, Socio-economic Class, Stratum

5. Noun. Skill in an occupation or trade.

6. Noun. Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.

Definition of Craft

1. n. Strength; might; secret power.

2. v. t. To play tricks; to practice artifice.

Definition of Craft

1. Noun. (obsolete) Strength; power; might. ¹

2. Noun. Ability; dexterity; skill, especially skill in making plans and carrying them into execution; dexterity in managing affairs; adroitness; practical cunning. ¹

3. Noun. Cunning, art, skill, or dexterity applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; subtlety; shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A device; a means; an art; art in general. ¹

5. Noun. (countable plural: '''crafts''') The skilled practice of a practical occupation. ¹

6. Noun. The members of a trade collectively; guild. ¹

7. Noun. (context: nautical whaling) Implements used in catching fish, such as net, line, or hook. Modern use primarily in whaling, as in harpoons, hand-lances, etc. ¹

8. Noun. (context: nautical) 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. ¹

9. Noun. (context: nautical British Royal Navy) Those vessels attendant on a fleet, such as cutters, schooners, and gun-boats, generally commanded by lieutenants. ¹

10. Noun. (countable plural: '''craft''') A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space. ¹

11. Noun. (countable plural: '''crafts''') A particular kind of skilled work. ¹

12. Verb. To make by hand and with much skill. ¹

13. Verb. To construct, develop something (like a skilled craftsman): "state crafting", "crafting global policing". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Craft

1. to make by hand [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Craft

cradle cap
cradle caps
cradle robber
cradle snatcher
cradle snatchers
cradleboard
cradleboards
cradled
cradlelike
cradler
cradlers
cradles
cradlesong
cradlesongs
cradling
craft (current term)
craft centre
craft centres
craft fair
craft palsy
craft union
craftable
craftables
crafte
crafted
craftedness
crafter
crafters
craftier
craftiest

Literary usage of Craft

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"As to the point stated in the second question, namely, the employment oí craft, the decisions are equally satisfactory. Wilcoxon v. Annesley, 23 Ind. 285; ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"He was probably a relation, perhaps a son, of Thomas craft, ... William craft exhibited numerous enamels at the Royal Academy in the years 1774—1795. ..."

3. The I. W. W.: A Study of American Syndicalism by Paul Frederick Brissenden (1919)
"... as a safeguard against the possible drifting of such [craft] unions into permanent craft organizations, it should be understood and made mandatory that ..."

4. An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England by Edward Potts Cheyney (1907)
"The craft Gilds.—By the fourteenth century the gild merchant of the town was ... These organizations are usually described in later writings as craft gilds. ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1870)
"Now, had he read my article on the " Songs of the craft " (Freemason's Magazine, ... But as he did not consult the " Songs of the craft," I may conclude, ..."

6. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"The craft gilds. — The craftsmen, like the traders, were organized in gilds, which followed shortly after the rise of merchant gilds. ..."

7. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"The craft gilds. — The craftsmen, like the traders, were organized in gilds, which followed shortly after the rise of merchant gilds. ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"As to the point stated in the second question, namely, the employment oí craft, the decisions are equally satisfactory. Wilcoxon v. Annesley, 23 Ind. 285; ..."

9. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"He was probably a relation, perhaps a son, of Thomas craft, ... William craft exhibited numerous enamels at the Royal Academy in the years 1774—1795. ..."

10. The I. W. W.: A Study of American Syndicalism by Paul Frederick Brissenden (1919)
"... as a safeguard against the possible drifting of such [craft] unions into permanent craft organizations, it should be understood and made mandatory that ..."

11. An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England by Edward Potts Cheyney (1907)
"The craft Gilds.—By the fourteenth century the gild merchant of the town was ... These organizations are usually described in later writings as craft gilds. ..."

12. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1870)
"Now, had he read my article on the " Songs of the craft " (Freemason's Magazine, ... But as he did not consult the " Songs of the craft," I may conclude, ..."

13. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"The craft gilds. — The craftsmen, like the traders, were organized in gilds, which followed shortly after the rise of merchant gilds. ..."

14. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"The craft gilds. — The craftsmen, like the traders, were organized in gilds, which followed shortly after the rise of merchant gilds. ..."

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