noun, plural crafts or for 5, 8, craft.
verb (used with object)
- cradle vault,
- craft apprenticeship,
- craft beer,
- craft union,
Origin of craft
Examples from the Web for craft
The precision it took to craft such a cohesive, wholly compelling work over 12 years is nothing short of remarkable.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Carolyn had her own customers, mostly art and craft mavens like Blanchette Rockefeller.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Macallan represents a lifestyle; the kind that represents a person set on mastering their craft.
The Macallan collaborations have even extended past photographers to additional masters of their craft focused on innovation.
It offers keen insights into Hitch's craft while painting an intimate and unsentimental picture of the man behind the camera.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Why, lads, you keep a bad look-out on board your craft,” said a voice.My First Cruise|W.H.G. Kingston
The water about the craft was very muddy and thick now, caused by the propeller stirring up the bottom of the river.The Outdoor Girls in Florida|Laura Lee Hope
I believe he must have some sort of a craft hidden in the river near the mill.Tom Fairfield in Camp|Allen Chapman
Italian despots gained their power by violence and wielded it with craft.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series|John Addington Symonds
As he said she was a schooner, however, I thought it must be one of our own craft, and got her direction from him.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper
- the members of such a trade, regarded collectively
- (as modifier)a craft guild
Word Origin for craft
Old English cræft, originally "power, physical strength, might," from Proto-Germanic *krab-/*kraf- (cf. Old Frisian kreft, Old High German chraft, German Kraft "strength, skill;" Old Norse kraptr "strength, virtue"). Sense expanded in Old English to include "skill, art, science, talent" (via a notion of "mental power"), which led to the meaning "trade, handicraft, calling." The word still was used for "might, power" in Middle English.
Use for "small boat" is first recorded 1670s, probably from a phrase resembling vessels of small craft and referring either to the trade they did or the seamanship they required, or perhaps it preserves the word in its original sense of "power."
Old English cræftan "to exercise a craft, build," from the same source as craft (n.). Meaning "to make skilfully" is from early 15c., obsolete from 16c., but revived c.1950s, largely in U.S. advertising and commercial senses. Related: Crafted; crafting.