- a special skill, art, or dexterity
- any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
- any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
- an article or articles made by a process using manual skills
- the members of a skilled trade
- skill in deceiving or underhanded planning; guile; slyness
Origin of craftprob. < phr. vessels of small craft, lit., of small power a boat, ship, or aircraft
Origin of craftMiddle English from Old English cræft, strength, power; akin to German kraft, strength, force (sense “skill” only in E) from Indo-European an unverified form grep- from base an unverified form ger-, to twist, turn (see cradle): basic sense “cramping of muscles during exertion of strength”
- of, for, or having to do with a craft (sense ): craft paper, a craft store
- designating or of beer or ale produced by a microbrewery