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craft

 (krăft)
n.
1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency. See Synonyms at skill.
2. Skill in evasion or deception; guile.
3.
a. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.
b. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
4. pl. craft A boat, ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.
5. crafts Items made by craftspeople.
tr.v. craft·ed, craft·ing, crafts
To make or construct (something) with care or ingenuity.

[Middle English, from Old English cræft.]

craft′er n.

craft

(krɑːft)
n
1. skill or ability, esp in handiwork
2. skill in deception and trickery; guile; cunning
3. (Crafts) an occupation or trade requiring special skill, esp manual dexterity
4. (Crafts)
a. the members of such a trade, regarded collectively
b. (as modifier): a craft guild.
5. (Nautical Terms) a single vessel, aircraft, or spacecraft
6. (Aeronautics) a single vessel, aircraft, or spacecraft
7. (Astronautics) a single vessel, aircraft, or spacecraft
8. (Nautical Terms) (functioning as plural) ships, boats, aircraft, or spacecraft collectively
vb
(tr) to make or fashion with skill, esp by hand
[Old English cræft skill, strength; related to Old Norse kraptr power, skill, Old High German kraft]

craft

(kræft, krɑft)

n., pl. crafts, for 5,8, craft, n.
1. an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, esp. manual skill.
2. skill; dexterity.
3. cunning; deceit.
4. the membership of a guild.
5. a ship or other vessel.
6. a number of ships or other vessels taken as a whole.
7. an aircraft.
8. aircraft collectively.
v.t.
9. to make or manufacture (an object or objects) with great skill and care.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cræft strength, skill, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon kraft, Old High German chraft, Old Norse kraptr]

Craft

 vessels collectively, 1671; a brotherhood of freemasons, 1430; those engaged in a craft or trade, 1362.

craft

A craft is an activity such as weaving, carving, or pottery that involves making things skilfully by hand, often in a traditional way. When craft has this meaning, its plural form is crafts.

It's a pity to see the old crafts dying out.

A craft is also a vehicle such as a boat, hovercraft, or submarine that carries people or things on or under water. When craft has this meaning, its plural form is craft.

There were eight destroyers and fifty smaller craft.

craft


Past participle: crafted
Gerund: crafting

Imperative
craft
craft
Present
I craft
you craft
he/she/it crafts
we craft
you craft
they craft
Preterite
I crafted
you crafted
he/she/it crafted
we crafted
you crafted
they crafted
Present Continuous
I am crafting
you are crafting
he/she/it is crafting
we are crafting
you are crafting
they are crafting
Present Perfect
I have crafted
you have crafted
he/she/it has crafted
we have crafted
you have crafted
they have crafted
Past Continuous
I was crafting
you were crafting
he/she/it was crafting
we were crafting
you were crafting
they were crafting
Past Perfect
I had crafted
you had crafted
he/she/it had crafted
we had crafted
you had crafted
they had crafted
Future
I will craft
you will craft
he/she/it will craft
we will craft
you will craft
they will craft
Future Perfect
I will have crafted
you will have crafted
he/she/it will have crafted
we will have crafted
you will have crafted
they will have crafted
Future Continuous
I will be crafting
you will be crafting
he/she/it will be crafting
we will be crafting
you will be crafting
they will be crafting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crafting
you have been crafting
he/she/it has been crafting
we have been crafting
you have been crafting
they have been crafting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crafting
you will have been crafting
he/she/it will have been crafting
we will have been crafting
you will have been crafting
they will have been crafting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crafting
you had been crafting
he/she/it had been crafting
we had been crafting
you had been crafting
they had been crafting
Conditional
I would craft
you would craft
he/she/it would craft
we would craft
you would craft
they would craft
Past Conditional
I would have crafted
you would have crafted
he/she/it would have crafted
we would have crafted
you would have crafted
they would have crafted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.craft - the skilled practice of a practical occupationcraft - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
airplane mechanics - the craft of building and repairing airplanes
auto mechanics - the craft of building and repairing automobiles
basketry - the craft of basket making
carpentry, woodworking, woodwork - the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
drafting, mechanical drawing - the craft of drawing blueprints
dressmaking - the craft of making dresses
electrical work - the craft of an electrician
interior design, interior decoration - the trade of planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural interior
lumbering - the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber
masonry - the craft of a mason
oculism - the craft of an oculist
house painting, painting - the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew"
papermaking - the craft of making paper
pilotage, piloting - the occupation of a pilot
plumbery, plumbing - the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
pottery - the craft of making earthenware
pyrotechny, pyrotechnics - the craft of making fireworks
cobbling, shoe repairing, shoemaking - the shoemaker's trade
roofing - the craft of a roofer
sheet-metal work - the craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)
shingling - the laying on of shingles; "shingling is a craft very different from carpentry"
tailoring - the occupation of a tailor
tool-and-die work - the craft of making special tools and dies
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
mintage - act or process of minting coins
tanning - making leather from rawhide
typography - the craft of composing type and printing from it
undertaking - the trade of a funeral director
upholstery - the craft of upholstering
wine making, winemaking - the craft and science of growing grapes and making wine
2.craft - a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
ground-effect machine, hovercraft - a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
landing craft - naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipment
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
vehicle - a conveyance that transports people or objects
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
3.craft - people who perform a particular kind of skilled workcraft - people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
4.craft - skill in an occupation or tradecraft - skill in an occupation or trade  
acquirement, skill, accomplishment, attainment, acquisition - an ability that has been acquired by training
housecraft - skill in domestic management
priestcraft - the skills involved in the work of a priest
stagecraft - skill in writing or staging plays
tradecraft - skill acquired through experience in a trade; often used to discuss skill in espionage; "instructional designers are trained in something that might be called tradecraft"; "the CIA chief of station accepted responsibility for his agents' failures of tradecraft"
watercraft - skill in the management of boats
woodcraft - skill in carving or fashioning objects from wood
5.craft - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deceptioncraft - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
Verb1.craft - make by hand and with much skill; "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
fashion, forge - make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
handcraft - make something by hand; "We handcraft all our paper"
filigree - make filigree, as with a precious metal

craft

noun
1. vessel, boat, ship, plane, aircraft, spacecraft, barque Cannabis smuggling by small craft to remote sites is rising.
2. occupation, work, calling, business, line, trade, employment, pursuit, vocation, handiwork, handicraft All kinds of traditional crafts are preserved here.
3. skill, art, ability, technique, know-how (informal), expertise, knack, aptitude, artistry, dexterity, workmanship, expertness Lilyanne learned her craft of cooking from her grandmother.
4. cunning, ingenuity, guile, cleverness, scheme, subtlety, deceit, ruse, artifice, trickery, wiles, duplicity, subterfuge, contrivance, shrewdness, artfulness They defeated their enemies through craft and cunning.

Crafts

basketry or basket-making, batik, calligraphy, ceramics, cloisonnage, crewelwork, crochet, decoupage, dressmaking, embroidery, flower arranging, knitting, knotwork, macramé, needlepoint, patchwork, pottery, quilling, quilting, raffia work, sewing, spinning, sugarcraft, tapestry, weaving, wickerwork

craft

noun
1. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity:
Informal: know-how.
4. Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Slang: racket.
Archaic: employ.
Translations
حِرْفَـه يَدَوِيَّـهزَوْرَقمَرْكَبمَكْـر، خِداع
dovednostlestletounlstivostplavidlo
håndværkkunsthåndværklistfartøj
käsityö
plovilo
mesterség
bátur; skipkunnátta; handverk, listiînslægî
熟練職業
공예
amatasgudrybėsuktaisuktassuktumas
amatsarodskrāpšanakuģislaiva
plavidlo
obrt
hantverk
ยานพาหนะ
tàu

craft

[krɑːft]
A. N
1. (= trade) → oficio m
2. (= no pl, skill) → destreza f, habilidad f
3. (= handicraft) → artesanía f
arts and craftsartesanías fpl
4. (pej) (= cunning) → astucia f, maña f
5. (= boat) (pl inv) → barco m, embarcación f
B. VThacer (a mano)
crafted productsproductos mpl de artesanía
C. CPD craft fair Nferia f de artesanía
craft union Nsindicato m de obreros especializados
craft work Nartesanía f

craft

[ˈkrɑːft]
n
(= work) [potter, weaver, wood carver] → métier m, métier m artisanal; [writer, artist] → art m
(= skilfulness) → habileté f
(= school subject) → travaux mpl manuels
We do craft at school → Nous avons des cours de travaux manuels à l'école.
(= boat) → embarcation f
(= cunning) → ruse f, astuce f
modif [teacher] → de travaux manuels; [festival] → d'artisanat craft centrecraft centre ncentre m artisanalcraft fair nexposition-vente f d'artisanat

craft

n
(= handicraft)Kunsthandwerk nt; (as trade) → Kunstgewerbe nt; (= trade)Handwerk nt, → Gewerbe nt; it’s a real craftdas ist eine echte Kunst ? art1
(= guild)(Handwerker)innung f, → (Handwerks)zunft f (Hist)
no pl (= skill)Kunst f
no pl (= cunning)List f; to obtain something by craftsich (dat)etw erlisten, etw durch List bekommen
pl <craft> (= boat)Boot nt

craft

[krɑːft] n
a. (handicraft) → artigianato; (art) → arte f, mestiere m; (profession) → mestiere (fig) (skill) → abilità, maestria
b. (cunning) (pej) → furbizia, astuzia
c. (boat, pl inv) → barca, imbarcazione f

craft

(kraːft) noun
1. an art or skill. the craft of wood-carving.
2. (plural craft) a boat or ship. sailing craft.
3. cunning or trickery. craft and deceit.
ˈcrafty adjective
cunning and sly.
ˈcraftily adverb
ˈcraftiness noun
ˈcraftsman (ˈkraːftsmən) noun
a person skilled at making things (especially by hand).
ˈcraftsmanship (ˈkraːfts-) noun

craft

مَرْكَب letoun håndværk Handwerk χειροτεχνία nave, oficio käsityö métier plovilo velivoli e imbarcazioni 熟練職業 공예 schip håndverk rzemiosło artesanato транспорт hantverk ยานพาหนะ el sanatı tàu 工艺
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A dull, sickly yellow began to obscure the sky, and the water, from a beautiful blue, turned a slate color and ran along the sides of the vessel with a hissing sound as though the sullen waves would ask nothing better than to suck the craft down into their depths.
You but little know the craft of the Iroquois, lady, if you judge they have left the path open to the woods
As for the bargain, it was wrinkled slyness and craft pitted against native truth and sagacity.
It stood on a sharp bleak corner, where that tempestuous wind Euroclydon kept up a worse howling than ever it did about poor Paul's tossed craft.
And there with the strained craft steeply leaning over to it, by reason of the enormous downward drag from the lower mast-head, and every yard-arm on that side projecting like a crane over the waves; there, that blood-dripping head hung to the Pequod's waist like the giant Holofernes's from the girdle of Judith.
So they rode into Carlion, and by the way they met with Sir Pellinore; but Merlin had done such a craft that Pellinore saw not Arthur, and he passed by without any words.
It AMOUNTED to something being a raftsman on such a craft as that.
Louis, moused around, shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usually achieve.
He was generally called Captain Anthony--a title which, I presume, he acquired by sailing a craft on the Chesapeake Bay.
One never knows what she has, sir: she is so cunning: it is not in mortal discretion to fathom her craft.
Another fisherman was picked up here--and that so silently, that if Young Jerry had been superstitious, he might have supposed the second follower of the gentle craft to have, all of a sudden, split himself into two.
A huge craft, long, low, and gray-painted, swung slowly over the crest of the nearest hill.