Meaning of CRAFT in English


— craftless , adj.

/kraft, krahft/ , n. , pl. crafts or, for 5, 8, craft , v.


1. an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, esp. manual skill: the craft of a mason.

2. skill; dexterity: The silversmith worked with great craft.

3. skill or ability used for bad purposes; cunning; deceit; guile.

4. the members of a trade or profession collectively; a guild.

5. a ship or other vessel.

6. a number of ships or other vessels taken as a whole: The craft were warned of possible heavy squalls.

7. aircraft collectively.

8. a single aircraft.


9. to make or manufacture (an object, objects, product, etc.) with skill and careful attention to detail.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE craeft strength, skill; c. G Kraft, D kracht, ON kraptr ]

Syn. 1. metier. 2. talent, ability. 3. craftiness, shrewdness, deceitfulness, deception. See cunning .

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