Definition of CRAFT

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Definition of CRAFT

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ˈkraftHow to pronounce craft (audio)

1: skill in planning, making, or executing: dexterity “We have not the strength with which to fight this man; we must … win if win we can, by craft.”— Jack London (Definition of CRAFT)

2a: an occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill the carpenter’s craft the craft of writing plays crafts such as pottery, carpentry, and sewing He learned the craft as an apprentice. (Definition of CRAFT)

b crafts plural: articles made by craftspeople a store selling crafts a crafts fair

3: skill in deceiving to gain an end used craft and guile to close the deal

4: the members of a trade or trade association

5: plural usually craft

a: a boat especially of small size

b: aircraft

c: spacecraft



crafted; crafting; crafts

transitive verb

: to make or produce with care, skill, or ingenuity She is crafting a new sculpture. a carefully crafted story

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Noun the craft of cabinetmaking was much admired in colonial times borrowed a craft to get across the river Verb The furniture is crafted from bamboo. He is crafting a new sculpture. She crafted a strategy to boost the company’s earnings. (Definition of CRAFT)

See More  Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With his signature bleach-blonde mullet and a colorful array of satin striped blouses, Maldonado-Passage cuts the kind of figure ripe for fan art, Halloween costumes, and even very popular, very adorable arts and crafts projects. —Aj Willingham, CNN, “‘Tiger King’: The not-so-secret formula behind its popularity,” 5 Apr. 2020

The National Weather Service said conditions will be hazardous to small craft on the Chesapeake Bay all day Friday. —Audrey Mcnamara, CBS News, “Search for Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter and her young son shifts “from rescue to recovery,” the mother says,” 4 Apr. 2020.

The previous order did include a book, craft, and music store. —al, “A new toy story: How coronavirus is leading to a bump in toy sales,” 4 Apr. 2020

Options include crafts, science experiments and cooking with kids. —Melissa Yeager, azcentral, “Stuck at home? Here are ways to ‘visit’ your favorite cities, hotels during coronavirus,” 3 Apr. 2020

The initiative also includes the creation of a new Harry Potter online hub, where special activity kits, magicalcraftvideos, articles, quizzes, puzzles and more will be accessible. —Joey Nolfi,, “J.K. Rowling brings magic to quarantine with Harry Potter at Home launch,” 1 Apr. 2020

Send them books and crafts and ask to see the results. —The Washington Post, “On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions,” 1 Apr. 2020

The latest satellite in the navigation system, a third-graft(known as BeiDou-3) now in a geostationary orbit, lifted off earlier this month from the Xichang Center in southwestern China. —Popular Science, “China’s version of GPS is almost complete. Here’s what that means.,” 31 Mar. 2020

Edible arts and crafts project, anyone? Prepare cookie dough, adding lemon zest to butter and sugar. —Woman’s Day Kitchen, Woman’s Day, “Lemon Curd Egg Cookies,” 31 Mar. 2020

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a man singularly unsuited to the moment, roused himself last week to craft an economic rescue package. —Alex Pareene, The New Republic, “The Republican Plot to Save the Rich,” 24 Mar. 2020

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Even the thecraftingstores that supply the materials needed to make face masks are feeling the strain. —Laura Garcia,, “‘I have to triage requests’: SA volunteers are flooded with requests for face masks,” 23 Mar. 2020

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Every one to three days, another few pieces in the crafting system drop onto your island. —Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons review: A quarantined life has never been cuter,” 16 Mar. 2020

This elaborate crispy rice treat basket shows off your crafting skills and your favorite Easter Peeps — a real win in our book. —The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, “How to Make an Edible Easter Basket Using Peeps,” 25 Feb. 2020

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Meanwhile, the numbers Microsoft had used to craft its deal were laughable, the agency concluded. —Paul Kiel, ProPublica, “The IRS Decided to Get Tough Against Microsoft. Microsoft Got Tougher.,” 22 Jan. 2020

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Expertlycraftedrods like the Croix Custom Ice Rods from St. Croix Rod will make a big difference in your ice fishing success. —Field & Stream, “10 High-Tech Tools to Change the Way You Ice Fish,” 18 Dec. 2019

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Over the course of 10 months, which included weekly site visits considering such close proximity, Greer was able to craft the home of her dreams—without the assistance of an interior designer. —Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, “This Washington, D.C. Home is a Lesson in the Power of Contrasts,” 25 Nov. 2019

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The cost for this class is $45 and includes book pages and other crafting supplies. —, “Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition,” 22 Nov. 2019

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