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craft

craft

 
 
pronunciation:
kraeft
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: craft, crafts
definition 1: skill or aptitude, esp. in making things by hand or in the arts.
the poet's craft with words
synonyms:
artfulness, dexterity, handicraft, skill
similar words:
aptitude, art, expertise, knack, proficiency, technique, trick
definition 2: cunning or cleverness at deceit.
The fox is believed to use craft to escape hunting dogs.
synonyms:
artfulness, cunning, guile, wiles, wiliness
similar words:
chicanery, deceit, deception, trickery
definition 3: a trade or skilled occupation, esp. one that involves skill with the hands.
synonyms:
handicraft, trade
similar words:
art, skill
definition 4: those collectively occupied in a trade, skilled labor, or profession; guild.
synonyms:
guild, trade union, union
similar words:
profession, trade
definition 5: a boat, ship, airplane, or space vehicle, or any group of these collectively.
We have built many small craft in our shop.The airline has only ten craft in its fleet.
synonyms:
airplane, boat, plane, ship, vessel
similar words:
aircraft, spacecraft
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crafted, crafting, crafts
definition: to fashion or create with foresight and skill of execution.
She crafted an elegant cradle of rare wood.He crafted his written reply carefully.
synonyms:
fabricate, fashion, make
similar words:
build, construct, contrive, create
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