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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Craft \Craft\ (kr[.a]ft), noun [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.] --Chaucer.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Craft \Craft\, verb (used with an object) To play tricks; to practice artifice. [Obs.]

You have crafted fair. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

craft

noun

1: the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice" [syn: {trade}, {craft}]

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; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade" [syn: {craft}, {trade}]

4: skill in an occupation or trade [syn: {craft}, {craftsmanship}, {workmanship}]

5: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception [syn: {craft}, {craftiness}, {cunning}, {foxiness}, {guile}, {slyness}, {wiliness}]

verb

1: make by hand and with much skill; "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"


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