Meaning of CRAFT in English

CRAFT

I.

noun

1 activity needing skill with your hands

ADJECTIVE

▪ skilled

Sheep shearing is a highly skilled ~.

▪ ancient , traditional

▪ country , local , rural

VERB + CRAFT

▪ practise/practice

The men practised various traditional ~s.

CRAFT + NOUN

▪ activity , project , work

▪ industry

▪ worker

▪ centre/center , exhibition , fair , show , workshop

▪ shop ( esp. BrE ), store ( esp. AmE )

▪ skill

▪ tradition

▪ guild , union

▪ foam , glue ( AmE ), knife

PHRASES

▪ art and ~

Subjects taught include art and ~, drama, and languages.

▪ arts and ~s

The gallery has major exhibitions of arts and ~s.

2 all the skills needed for an activity

VERB + CRAFT

▪ hone , learn , master , perfect , study

It took her years to perfect her ~.

▪ ply ( esp. AmE )

comedians plying their ~ for an agency

PHRASES

▪ a master of your ~

a carpenter who is a real master of his ~

3 boat

ADJECTIVE

▪ small

▪ assault , fishing , landing , patrol , pleasure , river , sailing

II.

verb

Craft is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ movie , ↑ prose , ↑ thriller

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .