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Definition of "craft" []

  • Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency. See Synonyms at art1. (noun)
  • Skill in evasion or deception; guile. (noun)
  • An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry. (noun)
  • The membership of such an occupation or trade; guild. (noun)
  • A boat, ship, or aircraft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "craft" in a sentence
  • "Throughout the previous part of the world's history art and craft have been one and the same, at the utmost distinguishable only from a different point of view: _craft_ from the practical side, _art_ from the contemplative."
  • "More of a marketing slogan than a brewing style, the term craft brewery was chosen to replace micro-brewery just as the segment began to grow six or seven years ago."
  • "For many people the phrase "craft and design" might conjure up images of hand-thrown porcelain tableware, avant-garde jewelry, studio furniture and "fiber art," and indeed the art fairs, museums and galleries that focus on contemporary craft and design present quite a lot of this kind of work."