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Definitions of craft

  1. the skilled practice of a practical occupation; " he learned his trade as an apprentice"
  2. a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
  3. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  4. skill in an occupation or trade
  5. people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; " he represented the craft of brewers"; " as they say in the trade"
  6. make by hand and with much skill; " The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
  7. Strength; might; secret power.
  8. Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.
  9. Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers.
  10. 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.
  11. A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense.
  12. To play tricks; to practice artifice.
  13. Ability; skill; a trade; cunning; fraud; a small trading vessel; vessels, collectively; manual art; those working at any trade, collectively; guild.
  14. Cunning: dexterity: art: trade: small ships.
  15. Cunning; dexterity; manual art; sailing vessel or vessels.
  16. Cunning or skill; trickery.
  17. A trade, or those employed in it.
  18. A vessel; also, collectively, vessels.
  19. Craftlly.
  20. Craftlness.
  21. Art; dexterity; cunning; trade or occupation; a vessel. The craft, freemasonry. Small craft, small vessels of all kinds, as sloops, schooners, cutters, & c.
  22. A trade; manual art or skill; fraud; cunning; small sailing- ships.
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Usage examples for craft

  1. He took the liberal view of State craft and sought to open the minds of his fellow- citizen to a just and wise policy, or what he, in his young enthusiasm, conceived to be such. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  2. In very recent years there has been a revival in interest in sailing double- hull boats that is enthusiastic as to very small craft and somewhat restrained as to large boats. – Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran by Howard I. Chapelle
  3. " It must be done, though I am sorry to lose so fine a craft we must blow her up," he said to Higson. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. She had evidently sighted our little craft just in time to change her course, and was passing us with not more than a hundred and fifty feet to spare. – Out of the Fog by C. K. Ober
  5. She was but faintly lighted, and would pass for some pleasure craft just coming home. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  6. My friend thanked me, but said books were not often seen aboard the Rainbow; nor were they found in many other merchant- craft for that matter, in those days. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. But I'm hopeful that his feeling for the craft will lift him up and make him straight. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  8. She was a very old craft – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  9. The Master tried all his ring- craft – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. Yes, there the craft stood, all ready to sail at day- break, with no wind or tide to prevent, and every boy who saw it said, " I wish I could go." – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  11. Later on, a much larger craft was built, which was equally successful. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  12. Then in furious haste the two officers set to work, again to make their small craft sound and spaceworthy. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  13. " Yes, but they are great craft – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  14. There's strange craft rides there now, where your honour's looking." – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. The last remark was occasioned by the small craft bearing round in a curve, and making for the shore in another direction. – Under Padlock and Seal by Charles Harold Avery
  16. Did its presence here bear silent witness to an unseen and buried tragedy; to a grim fight for life here on this ghostly craft before she had been abandoned to her endless driftings? – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  17. Scarcely had she spoken than those in the Parker craft were startled to hear a metallic pounding sound from the direction of the Hawkins' farmhouse. – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. Man all taxi craft – Human Error by Raymond F. Jones
  19. Sometimes Tom sent the craft low down, in order to get views, and again, it would be above the clouds. – Tom Swift and his Wizard Camera or, Thrilling Adventures while taking Moving Pictures by Victor Appleton
  20. Still she was capable of meeting craft with deception, and did it now. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
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