[ 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.

Origin of craft

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

Related forms

craft·less, adjective

Synonym study

3. See cunning. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for craft


/ (krɑːft) /



(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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