A craft is an activity such as weaving, carving, or pottery that involves making things skilfully by hand, often in a traditional way. When craft has this meaning, its plural form is crafts.
A craft is a pastime or a profession that requires particular skills and knowledge of skilled work. In a historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Middle Ages and earlier, the term is usually applied to people occupied in small-scale production of goods, or their maintenance, for example by tinkers. The traditional terms craftsman and craftswoman are nowadays often replaced by artisan and rarely by craftsperson (craftspeople).
A craft is also a vehicle such as a boat, hovercraft, or submarine that carries people or things on or under water. When craft has this meaning, its plural form is craft.
There were eight destroyers and fifty smaller craft. noun
1.vessel, boat, ship, plane, aircraft, spacecraft, barque Cannabis smuggling by small craft to remote sites is rising.
2.occupation, work, calling, business, line, trade, employment, pursuit, vocation, handiwork, handicraft. All kinds of traditional crafts are preserved here.
3.skill, art, ability, technique, know-how(informal), expertise, knack, aptitude, artistry, dexterity, workmanship, expertness Lilyanne learned her craft of cooking from her grandmother.
4.cunning, ingenuity, guile, cleverness, scheme, subtlety, deceit, ruse, artifice, trickery, wiles, duplicity, subterfuge, contrivance, shrewdness, artfulness. They defeated their enemies through craft and cunning.
basketry or basket-making, batik, calligraphy, ceramics, cloisonnage, crewelwork, crochet, decoupage, dressmaking, embroidery, flower arranging, knitting, knotwork, macramé, needlepoint, patchwork, pottery, quilling, quilting, raffia work, sewing, spinning, sugarcraft, tapestry, weaving, wickerwork
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