- The definition of a craft is a special skill or art or an occupation that requires a special skill or art.
- An example of a craft is sewing a costume.
- An example of a craft is carpentry.
- To craft is to make by hand.
An example of to craft is to make your own greeting cards.
- 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”
to make with skill, artistry, or precision: usually in pp.
- 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
the work, skill, or practice of
Origin of -craft; from craft
- Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency. See Synonyms at skill.
- Skill in evasion or deception; guile.
- a. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.b. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
- pl. craft A boat, ship, or aircraft.
- crafts Items made by craftspeople.
transitive verbcraft·ed, craft·ing, crafts
To make or construct (something) with care or ingenuity.
Origin of craftMiddle English, from Old English cræft.
- A surname.