Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CRAFT

Pronunciation:  kraft

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
  2. [n]  a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
  3. [n]  shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  4. [n]  skill in an occupation or trade
  5. [n]  people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade"
  6. [v]  make by hand and with much skill

CRAFT is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: craftiness, craftsmanship, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, trade, trade, wiliness, workmanship
 See Also: accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, aircraft, airplane mechanics, astuteness, attainment, auto mechanics, ballistic capsule, basketry, bookbinding, business, carpentry, class, cobbling, drafting, dressmaking, electrical work, fashion, forge, ground-effect machine, handcraft, house painting, housecraft, hovercraft, interior decoration, interior design, job, landing craft, line, line of work, lumbering, masonry, mechanical drawing, occupation, painting, papermaking, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, pilotage, piloting, plumbery, plumbing, pottery, priestcraft, pyrotechnics, pyrotechny, roofing, sheet-metal work, shingling, shoe repairing, shoemaking, shrewdness, skill, social class, socio-economic class, space vehicle, spacecraft, stagecraft, tailoring, tool-and-die work, tradecraft, typography, undertaking, upholstery, vehicle, vessel, watercraft, watercraft, winemaking, woodcraft, woodwork, woodworking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Craft\ (kr[.a]ft), n. [AS. cr[ae]ft strength, skill, art,
    cunning; akin to OS., G., Sw., & Dan. kraft strength, D.
    kracht, Icel. kraptr; perh. originally, a drawing together,
    stretching, from the root of E. cramp.]
    1. Strength; might; secret power. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment;
       hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a
             Ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
                                                   --Acts xix.
             A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill
             or craft of making.                   --B. Jonson.
             Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and
             nations, Has the craft of the smith been held in
             repute.                               --Longfellow.
    3. Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild;
       as, the craft of ironmongers.
             The control of trade passed from the merchant guilds
             to the new craft guilds.              --J. R. Green.
    4. Cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad
       purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to
       effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices.
             You have that crooked wisdom which is called craft.
             The chief priets and the scribes sought how they
             might take him by craft, and put him to death.
                                                   --Mark xiv. 1.
    5. (Naut.) A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used
       in a collective sense.
             The evolutions of the numerous tiny craft moving
             over the lake.                        --Prof.
    {Small crafts}, small vessels, as sloops, schooners, ets.
  2. \Craft\, v. t.
    To play tricks; to practice artifice. [Obs.]
          You have crafted fair.                   --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ability, acuteness, address, adeptness, adroitness, aeroplane, aircraft, airmanship, animal cunning, argosy, art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, artisan work, artisanship, artistry, astuteness, bark, blind, boat, bottom, bravura, brilliance, bucket, business, cageyness, callidity, calling, canniness, capability, capacity, career, career building, careerism, chicanery, cleverness, command, competence, conspiracy, contrivance, control, coordination, coup, craftiness, craftsmanship, craftwork, cunning, cunningness, cute trick, deceit, deceitfulness, deftness, design, device, deviousness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, diplomacy, dodge, duplicity, efficiency, expedient, expertise, expertness, fabricate, facility, fakement, falseheartedness, falseness, fashion, feint, fetch, fine Italian hand, finesse, flair, foxiness, fraud, furtiveness, gambit, game, gamesmanship, genius, gimmick, grace, grift, grip, guile, guilefulness, handicraft, handiness, handiwork, hooker, horsemanship, hovercraft, hulk, hull, hypocrisy, indirection, industrial art, industrial design, ingeniousness, ingenuity, insidiousness, intrigue, inventiveness, Italian hand, job, jugglery, keel, knavery, know-how, leviathan, lifework, line, line of business, line of work, little game, low cunning, make, maneuver, manual art, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, mechanics, mechanism, metalcraft, method, metier, mission, move, mystery, number, occupation, one-upmanship, packet, pawkiness, plane, plot, ploy, practical ability, practice, profession, proficiency, prowess, pursuit, quickness, racket, readiness, red herring, resource, resourcefulness, rocket, ruse, satanic cunning, savoir-faire, savvy, scheme, science, seamanship, sharpness, shift, shiftiness, ship, shrewdness, skill, skillfulness, sleight, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, sneak attack, sneakiness, sophistry, spacecraft, spaceship, specialization, specialty, stealth, stealthiness, stonecraft, stratagem, strategy, style, subterfuge, subtility, subtilty, subtleness, subtlety, suppleness, surreptitiousness, tact, tactfulness, tactic, talent, technic, technical brilliance, technical know-how, technical knowledge, technical mastery, technical skill, technics, technique, technology, timing, trade, treacherousness, trick, trickery, trickiness, tub, underhandedness, vessel, virtuosity, vocation, walk, walk of life, wariness, watercraft, wile, wiles, wiliness, wily device, wit, wizardry, woodcraft, work, workmanship