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CRAFT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does craft mean? 

CRAFT (noun)
  The noun CRAFT has 5 senses:

1. the skilled practice of a practical occupation
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
4. skill in an occupation or trade
5. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

  Familiarity information: CRAFT used as a noun is common.


CRAFT (verb)
  The verb CRAFT has 1 sense:

1. make by hand and with much skill

  Familiarity information: CRAFT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRAFT (noun)


Sense 1craft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The skilled practice of a practical occupation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

craft; trade

Context example:

he learned his trade as an apprentice

Hypernyms ("craft" is a kind of...):

business; job; line; line of work; occupation (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "craft"):

winemaking (the craft and science of growing grapes and making wine)

pyrotechnics; pyrotechny (the craft of making fireworks)

cobbling; shoe repairing; shoemaking (the shoemaker's trade)

roofing (the craft of a roofer)

sheet-metal work (the craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems))

shingling (the laying on of shingles)

tailoring (the occupation of a tailor)

tool-and-die work (the craft of making special tools and dies)

handicraft (a craft that requires skillful hands)

mintage (act or process of minting coins)

tanning (making leather from rawhide)

typography (the craft of composing type and printing from it)

undertaking (the trade of a funeral director)

upholstery (the craft of upholstering)

pottery (the craft of making earthenware)

plumbery; plumbing (the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building))

airplane mechanics (the craft of building and repairing airplanes)

auto mechanics (the craft of building and repairing automobiles)

basketry (the craft of basket making)

carpentry; woodwork; woodworking (the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood)

drafting; mechanical drawing (the craft of drawing blueprints)

dressmaking (the craft of making dresses)

electrical work (the craft of an electrician)

interior decoration; interior design (the trade of planning the layout and furnishings of an architectural interior)

lumbering (the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber)

masonry (the craft of a mason)

oculism (the craft of an oculist)

house painting; painting (the occupation of a house painter)

papermaking (the craft of making paper)

pilotage; piloting (the occupation of a pilot)


Sense 2craft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("craft" is a kind of...):

vehicle (a conveyance that transports people or objects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "craft"):

vessel; watercraft (a craft designed for water transportation)

ballistic capsule; space vehicle; spacecraft (a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun)

landing craft (naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipment)

ground-effect machine; hovercraft (a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines)

aircraft (a vehicle that can fly)


Sense 3craft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

People who perform a particular kind of skilled work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

trade; craft

Context examples:

he represented the craft of brewers / as they say in the trade

Hypernyms ("craft" is a kind of...):

class; social class; socio-economic class (people having the same social or economic status)


Sense 4craft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skill in an occupation or trade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

craftsmanship; workmanship; craft

Hypernyms ("craft" is a kind of...):

accomplishment; acquirement; acquisition; attainment; skill (an ability that has been acquired by training)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "craft"):

woodcraft (skill in carving or fashioning objects from wood)

watercraft (skill in the management of boats)

tradecraft (skill acquired through experience in a trade; often used to discuss skill in espionage)

stagecraft (skill in writing or staging plays)

priestcraft (the skills involved in the work of a priest)

housecraft (skill in domestic management)


Sense 5craft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

wiliness; slyness; guile; foxiness; cunning; craftiness; craft

Hypernyms ("craft" is a kind of...):

astuteness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity; shrewdness (intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings))


CRAFT (verb)


Sense 1craft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make by hand and with much skill

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The artisan crafted a complicated tool

Hypernyms (to "craft" is one way to...):

fashion; forge (make out of components (often in an improvising manner))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "craft"):

handcraft (make something by hand)

filigree (make filigree, as with a precious metal)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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