[kraft, krahft]

craft Definition

  • 1an activity involving skill in making things by hand
  • 2a boat, especially one that is small and made of wood
  • 3skill in deceiving others

Using craft: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "craft" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She enjoys craft activities like knitting and sewing.

  • Example

    He built a small craft in his backyard.

  • Example

    The con artist used his craft to swindle people out of their money.

craft Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using craft

  • a profession or activity that is no longer profitable or successful


    With the rise of digital media, many traditional print publications have become a losing craft.

  • to turn something into a skilled activity or profession


    He made a craft of woodworking and now sells his creations online.

  • master of one's craft

    someone who has achieved a high level of skill and expertise in their profession or activity


    She is a master of her craft, having won numerous awards for her culinary creations.

Phrases with craft

  • state-of-the-art

    using the latest technology and design


    The new craft brewery uses state-of-the-art equipment to produce their beer.

  • a vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane or helicopter


    The airport has a variety of aircraft on display for visitors to see.

  • a vehicle designed for use on water, such as a boat or ship


    The marina offers a variety of watercraft rentals for tourists.

Origins of craft

from Old English 'craeft', meaning 'skill, art, science'


Summary: craft in Brief

The term 'craft' [kraft, krahft] refers to an activity requiring skill in making things by hand, such as knitting or woodworking. It can also refer to a small wooden boat or skill in deceiving others. Phrases like 'state-of-the-art' and 'watercraft' extend its meaning to modern technology and vehicles. Idioms like 'a losing craft' and 'master of one's craft' denote the profitability and expertise of a profession or activity.

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