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hand·i·craft

 (hăn′dē-krăft′) also hand·craft (hănd′krăft′)
n.
1. Skill and facility with the hands.
2. A craft or occupation requiring skilled use of the hands.
3. An object that is crafted by skilled hands.

[Middle English handecraft, from Old English handcræft : hand, hand + cræft, craft.]

handicraft

(ˈhændɪˌkrɑːft)
n
1. skill or dexterity in working with the hands
2. (Crafts) a particular skill or art performed with the hands, such as weaving, pottery, etc
3. (Crafts) Also called: handcraft the work produced by such a skill or art: local handicraft is on sale.
[C15: changed from handcraft through the influence of handiwork, which was analysed as if handy + work]
ˈhandiˌcraftsman, ˈhandiˌcrafter n

hand•i•craft

(ˈhæn diˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft)

n.
1. manual skill.
2. an art, craft, or trade requiring manual skill.
3. the articles made by handicraft.
[1225–75; Middle English hendi craft dexterous skill. See handy, craft]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handicraft - a work produced by hand laborhandicraft - a work produced by hand labor  
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
2.handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
bookbinding - the craft of binding books
sewing, stitching - joining or attaching by stitches
spinning - creating thread
weaving - creating fabric
knitting - creating knitted wear
crocheting - creating a garment of needlework
lace making, tatting - the act or art of making handmade lace
needlecraft, needlework - work (such as sewing or embroidery) that is done with a needle
arts and crafts - the arts of decorative design and handicraft; "they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production"
knit - make (textiles) by knitting; "knit a scarf"
purl - knit with a purl stitch
cast on - make the first row of stitches when knitting
cast off - make the last row of stitches when knitting
rib - form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"
purl stitch - make with purl stitches
crochet, hook - make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
crochet - create by looping or crocheting; "crochet a bedspread"
shell stitch - make by shell stitching
double crochet, double stitch - make by double stitching
single crochet, single stitch - make by single stitching
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
brocade - weave a design into (textiles)
lace - do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
tat, intertwine - make lacework by knotting or looping
braid, plait, lace - make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
marble - paint or stain like marble; "marble paper"
enamel - coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
inlay - decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
hatch - inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
damascene - inlay metal with gold and silver
lacquer - coat with lacquer; "A lacquered box from China"
japan - coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
fringe - adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf"
fret - carve a pattern into

handicraft

noun skill, art, craft, handiwork My new handicraft was seashell pictures.
Translations
حِرْفَة يدويَّه
řemesloruční práce
håndværkkunsthåndværk
kézmûvesség
handiîn, listiîn
rokdarbsroku darbs
rękodzieło
remeslo

handicraft

[ˈhændɪkrɑːft]
A. N (= art, product) → artesanía f; (= skill) → destreza f manual
B. CPD handicraft teacher Nprofesor(a) m/f de trabajos manuales

handicraft

[ˈhændikrɑːft]
n (= work) → travail m d'artisanat (= activity) (pottery, sewing etc)artisanat m
handicrafts npl (= products) → artisanat m, objets mpl artisanaux

handicraft

n
(= work)Kunsthandwerk nt; (= needlework etc)Handarbeit f; (= woodwork, modelling etc)Werken nt, → Bastelarbeit f; handicrafts (= products)Kunstgewerbe nt
(= skill)Geschick nt, → Handfertigkeit f, → Geschicklichkeit f

handicraft

[ˈhændɪˌkrɑːft] n (art) → lavoro artigianale handicrafts npl (products) → prodotti di artigianato

handicraft

(ˈhӕndikraːft) noun
skilled work done by hand, eg knitting, pottery, model-making etc.
References in classic literature ?
Her young husband was as happy as she; for he was doing his whole duty, he worked early and late at his handicraft, his bread was honest bread well and fairly earned, he was prospering, he was furnishing shelter and sustenance to his family, he was adding his mite to the wealth of the nation.
Ham was a boat-builder in these days, having improved a natural ingenuity in that handicraft, until he had become a skilled workman.
To the peasants of old times, the world outside their own direct experience was a region of vagueness and mystery: to their untravelled thought a state of wandering was a conception as dim as the winter life of the swallows that came back with the spring; and even a settler, if he came from distant parts, hardly ever ceased to be viewed with a remnant of distrust, which would have prevented any surprise if a long course of inoffensive conduct on his part had ended in the commission of a crime; especially if he had any reputation for knowledge, or showed any skill in handicraft.
It had cost Adam a great deal of trouble and work in overhours to know what he knew over and above the secrets of his handicraft, and that acquaintance with mechanics and figures, and the nature of the materials he worked with, which was made easy to him by inborn inherited faculty--to get the mastery of his pen, and write a plain hand, to spell without any other mistakes than must in fairness be attributed to the unreasonable character of orthography rather than to any deficiency in the speller, and, moreover, to learn his musical notes and part-singing.
Undoubtedly some relation exists between all who live contemporaneously, and so it is possible to find some connection between the intellectual activity of men and their historical movements, just as such a connection may be found between the movements of humanity and commerce, handicraft, gardening, or anything else you please.
There were suggestions of familiar lines of the handicraft of man.
I want you to have something, if you will, to remember me by, all of you, something which is really the handicraft of my country people.
There were various other samples of his handicraft, besides Dolls, in Caleb Plummer's room.
Momus, however, being very envious of the handicraft of each, found fault with all.
It would delight the dear woman to teach you all her delicate handicraft, especially button-holes, for I believe that is where young ladies fail; at least, I've heard them say so.
But there was also about him an indescribable air which no mechanic could have acquired in the practice of his handicraft however dishonestly exercised: the air common to men who live on the vices, the follies, or the baser fears of mankind; the air of moral nihilism common to keepers of gambling hells and disorderly houses; to private detectives and inquiry agents; to drink sellers and, I should say, to the sellers of invigorating electric belts and to the inventors of patent medicines.
He was dressed in decent black, a little rusty, and had the appearance of a sagacious master in some handicraft.