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n., pl. crafts, for 5,8, craft, n.
Craftvessels collectively, 1671; a brotherhood of freemasons, 1430; those engaged in a craft or trade, 1362.
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.
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.
Past participle: crafted
|Noun||1.||craft - 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
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
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
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
|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
|3.||craft - people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"|
|4.||craft - 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 deception|
|Verb||1.||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
Craftsbasketry 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
We do craft at school → Nous avons des cours de travaux manuels à l'école.