craft

[ kraft, krahft ]
/ kræft, krɑft /

noun, plural crafts or for 5, 8, craft.

verb (used with object)

to make or manufacture (an object, objects, product, etc.) with skill and careful attention to detail.

Nearby words

  1. cradle vault,
  2. cradle-to-grave,
  3. cradleboard,
  4. cradlesong,
  5. cradling,
  6. craft apprenticeship,
  7. craft beer,
  8. craft union,
  9. craftily,
  10. craftint

Origin of craft

before 900; Middle English; Old English cræft strength, skill; cognate with German Kraft, Dutch kracht, Old Norse kraptr

Related formscraft·less, adjective

Synonym study

3. See cunning.

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British Dictionary definitions for craft

craft

/ (krɑːft) /

noun

verb

(tr) to make or fashion with skill, esp by hand

Word Origin for craft

Old English cræft skill, strength; related to Old Norse kraptr power, skill, Old High German kraft

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