- craft ► NOUN 1) an activity involving skill in making things by hand. 2) skill in carrying out one's work. 3) (crafts) things made by hand. 4) cunning. 5) (pl. same) a boat, ship, or aircraft.► VERB ▪ make (something) skilfully.DERIVATIVES crafter noun.ORIGIN Old English; sense 5 perhaps comes from the idea of vessels requiring skill to handle.
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Craft — (kr[.a]ft), n. [AS. cr[ae]ft strength, skill, art, cunning; akin to OS., G., Sw., & Dan. kraft strength, D. kracht, Icel. kraptr; perh. originally, a drawing together, stretching, from the root of E. cramp.] 1. Strength; might; secret power. [Obs … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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