1 the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice" [syn: trade]
2 a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
3 people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade" [syn: trade]
5 shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception [syn: craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness] v : make by hand and with much skill; "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
EtymologyCraft traces back to the Indo-European root *ger-, meaning "to twist, turn."
- Rhymes: -ɑːft
- The skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his craft as an apprentice" [syn: trade].
- (15th-17th centuries) Any net, line or hook used to catch fish; (later) any fishing vessel, then any small vessel.
- A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space.
- People who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade" [syn: trade].
- A skill in an occupation or trade [syn: craftsmanship, workmanship].
- Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception [syn: craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness].
vehicle designed for navigation
people who perform a particular kind of skilled work
skill in an occupation
- To make by hand and with much skill.
- To construct, develop something (like a skilled craftsman): "state crafting", "crafting global policing."
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.http://www.studiopotter.org/articles/?art=art0001
The term is often used as part of a longer word (and also in the plural). For example, a craft-brother is a fellow worker in a particular trade and a craft-guild is, historically, a guild of workers in the same trade. See some further examples below.
The term is often used to describe the family of artistic practices within the decorative arts that traditionally are defined by their relationship to functional or utilitarian products (such as sculptural forms in the vessel tradition) or by their use of such natural media as wood, clay, glass, textiles, and metal. Crafts practiced by independent artists working alone or in small groups are often referred to as studio craft. Studio craft includes studio pottery, metal work, weaving, wood turning and other forms of wood working, glass blowing, and glass art.
A craft fair is an organized event to display crafts by a number of exhibitors.
craft in Bosnian: Zanat
craft in Czech: Řemeslo
craft in Modern Greek (1453-): Τεχνική
craft in Indonesian: Kriya
craft in Hebrew: אומנות
craft in Russian: Промысел
craft in Albanian: Firma zejtare
craft in Simple English: Craft
craft in Slovak: Remeslo
craft in Swedish: Hantverk
craft in Chinese: 工藝
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