Meaning of CRAFT in English


I. ˈkraft noun

Etymology: Middle English, strength, skill, from Old English cræft; akin to Old High German kraft strength

Date: before 12th century

1. : skill in planning, making, or executing : dexterity


a. : an occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill

the carpenter's craft

the craft of writing plays

craft s such as pottery, carpentry, and sewing

b. plural : articles made by craftspeople

a store selling craft s

a craft s fair

3. : skill in deceiving to gain an end

used craft and guile to close the deal

4. : the members of a trade or trade association

5. plural usually craft

a. : a boat especially of small size

b. : aircraft

c. : spacecraft

Synonyms: see art

II. transitive verb

Date: 15th century

: to make or produce with care, skill, or ingenuity

is craft ing a new sculpture

a carefully craft ed story

• craft·er ˈkraf-tər noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.