Craft

Definition of Craft

Pronunciation: kråft
n.1.Strength; might; secret power.
2.Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.
Ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
- Acts xix. 25.
A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill or craft of making.
- B. Jonson.
Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations,
Has the craft of the smith been held in repute.
- Longfellow.
3.Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers.
The control of trade passed from the merchant guilds to the new craft guilds.
- J. R. Green.
4.Cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices.
You have that crooked wisdom which is called craft.
- Hobbes.
The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
- Mark xiv. 1.
5.(Naut.) A vessel; vessels of any kind; - generally used in a collective sense.
The evolutions of the numerous tiny craft moving over the lake.
- Prof. Wilson.
Small crafts
small vessels, as sloops, schooners, ets.
v. t.1.To play tricks; to practice artifice.
You have crafted fair.
- Shak.

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Italian hand, acuteness, address, adeptness, adroitness, aeroplane, aircraft, airmanship, animal cunning, argosy, art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, artisan work, artisanship, artistry, astuteness, bark, blind, boat, bottom, bravura, brilliance, bucket, business, cageyness, callidity, calling, canniness, capability, capacity, career, career building, careerism, chicanery, cleverness, command, competence, conspiracy, contrivance, control, coordination, coup, craftiness, craftsmanship, craftwork, cunningness, cute trick, deceitfulness, deftness, design, device, deviousness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, diplomacy, dodge, duplicity, efficiency, expedient, expertise, fabricate, facility, fakement, falseheartedness, falseness, fashion, feint, fetch, fine Italian hand, finesse, flair, foxiness, fraud, furtiveness, gambit, game, gamesmanship, genius, gimmick, grace, grift, grip, guilefulness, handicraft, handiness, handiwork, hooker, horsemanship, hovercraft, hulk, hull, hypocrisy, indirection, industrial art, industrial design, ingeniousness, ingenuity, insidiousness, intrigue, inventiveness, job, jugglery, keel, knavery, know-how, leviathan, lifework, line, line of business, line of work, little game, low cunning, make, maneuver, manual art, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, mechanics, mechanism, metalcraft, method, metier, mission, move, mystery, number, occupation, one-upmanship, packet, pawkiness, plane, plot, ploy, practical ability, practice, proficiency, prowess, pursuit, quickness, racket, readiness, red herring, resource, resourcefulness, rocket, ruse, satanic cunning, savoir-faire, savvy, scheme, science, seamanship, sharpness, shift, shiftiness, ship, shrewdness, skillfulness, sleight, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, sneak attack, sneakiness, sophistry, spacecraft, spaceship, specialization, specialty, stealth, stealthiness, stonecraft, stratagem, strategy, style, subterfuge, subtility, subtilty, subtleness, subtlety, suppleness, surreptitiousness, tact, tactfulness, tactic, technic, technical brilliance, technical know-how, technical knowledge, technical mastery, technical skill, technics, technique, technology, timing, treacherousness, trick, trickery, trickiness, tub, underhandedness, vessel, virtuosity, vocation, walk, walk of life, wariness, watercraft, wile, wiles, wiliness, wily device, wit, wizardry, woodcraft, work, workmanship
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