an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual skill: the craft of a mason.
skill; dexterity: The silversmith worked with great craft.
skill or ability used for bad purposes; cunning; deceit; guile.
the members of a trade or profession collectively; a guild.
a ship or other vessel.
a number of ships or other vessels taken as a whole: The craft were warned of possible heavy squalls.
a single aircraft.
noting or relating to a food or other product made with special skill, especially manual skill: craft beer; craft coffee; a line of craft furniture.
to make or manufacture (an object or product) with skill and careful attention to detail.
- craftless, adjective
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How to use craft in a sentence
Mark Stone, the committee chair, said lawmakers had a responsibility to move it along, let POST craft the necessary regulations and then serve as an oversight body.Sacramento Report: Jones, COVID-19 and the Irony of Remote Voting | Sara Libby and Jesse Marx | August 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Key to the craft distilling industry’s survival is the passage of the craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.Craft distillers have lost out on more than $700 million in sales because of the pandemic | Rachel King | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
Sandholm had to contend with this before, when he helped craft the world’s first kidney exchange.The Deck Is Not Rigged: Poker and the Limits of AI | Maria Konnikova | August 7, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Older systems rely on hand-crafted rules, such as that transactions over a certain amount should raise an alert.The pandemic has changed how criminals hide their cash—and AI tools are trying to sniff it out | Will Heaven | August 6, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Research and Exploration’s primary stated purpose is to build ultra-cheap craft to be used for humanitarian missions.Airships Are No Longer a Relic of the Past; You Could Ride in One by 2023 | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | August 4, 2020 | Singularity Hub
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
To be sure, the cars are assembled in England and remain crafted to a level expected of the brand.
Almost all the publishers submitted electronic editions crafted for Texas specifically.
This is a thematically coherent collection of well-crafted pop songs, expertly played by accomplished musicians.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat | Hampton Stevens | September 13, 2014 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The political goals upon which our national security strategy should be crafted are fairly straightforward.Shock and Awe | Harlan K. Ullman
The expertly crafted gloom went away and it was just a dusty room with a fake fireplace.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
Progressively, tools for preparing and tools for eating were crafted, and new eating habits were acknowledged.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
Klingon is a language crafted by Marc Okrand, a linguist, for use by fictional characters.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for craft
skill or ability, esp in handiwork
skill in deception and trickery; guile; cunning
an occupation or trade requiring special skill, esp manual dexterity
the members of such a trade, regarded collectively
(as modifier): a craft guild
a single vessel, aircraft, or spacecraft
(functioning as plural) ships, boats, aircraft, or spacecraft collectively
(tr) to make or fashion with skill, esp by hand
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