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 crafted
Within a matter of hours, the vessel that Mooney had crafted began to sink.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But viewers know the rules of these shows, how they are crafted and stories manipulated, and are complicit with the manipulation.‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ Loses a Leg in Sixth-Season Finale|Tim Teeman|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she crafted the line as the opinion of “members of Congress of both parties,” not her opinion.
Rupert Neve Designs crafted the console that lives at Third Man Records.Jack White Sets World Record for Fastest Record Release|April Siese|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With several of his key advisers offline, Snowden crafted his question for Putin.
The political goals upon which our national security strategy should be crafted are fairly straightforward.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
Progressively, tools for preparing and tools for eating were crafted, and new eating habits were acknowledged.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
- 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.