definition of crafting by The Free Dictionary

craft

 (krăft)

n.

1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency. See Synonyms at skill.

2. Skill in evasion or deception; guile.

3.

a. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.

b. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.

4. pl. craft A boat, ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.

5. crafts Items made by craftspeople.

tr.v. craft·ed, craft·ing, crafts

To make or construct (something) with care or ingenuity.


[Middle English, from Old English cræft.]


craft′er n.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

craft

(krɑːft)

n

1. skill or ability, esp in handiwork

2. skill in deception and trickery; guile; cunning

3. (Crafts) an occupation or trade requiring special skill, esp manual dexterity

4. (Crafts)

a. the members of such a trade, regarded collectively

b. (as modifier): a craft guild.

5. (Nautical Terms) a single vessel, aircraft, or spacecraft

6. (Aeronautics) a single vessel, aircraft, or spacecraft

7. (Astronautics) a single vessel, aircraft, or spacecraft

8. (Nautical Terms) (functioning as plural) ships, boats, aircraft, or spacecraft collectively

vb

(tr) to make or fashion with skill, esp by hand

[Old English cræft skill, strength; related to Old Norse kraptr power, skill, Old High German kraft]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

craft

(kræft, krɑft)

n., pl. crafts, for 5,8, craft, n.

1. an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, esp. manual skill.

2. skill; dexterity.

3. cunning; deceit.

4. the membership of a guild.

5. a ship or other vessel.

6. a number of ships or other vessels taken as a whole.

7. an aircraft.

8. aircraft collectively.

v.t.

9. to make or manufacture (an object or objects) with great skill and care.

[before 900; Middle English; Old English cræft strength, skill, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon kraft, Old High German chraft, Old Norse kraptr]

Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

Craft

 vessels collectively, 1671; a brotherhood of freemasons, 1430; those engaged in a craft or trade, 1362.

Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

craft

A craft is an activity such as weaving, carving, or pottery that involves making things skilfully by hand, often in a traditional way. When craft has this meaning, its plural form is crafts.

It’s a pity to see the old crafts dying out.

A craft is also a vehicle such as a boat, hovercraft, or submarine that carries people or things on or under water. When craft has this meaning, its plural form is craft.

There were eight destroyers and fifty smaller craft.

Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012

craft

Past participle: crafted
Gerund: crafting

Present
I craft
you craft
he/she/it crafts
we craft
you craft
they craft
Preterite
I crafted
you crafted
he/she/it crafted
we crafted
you crafted
they crafted
Present Continuous
I am crafting
you are crafting
he/she/it is crafting
we are crafting
you are crafting
they are crafting
Present Perfect
I have crafted
you have crafted
he/she/it has crafted
we have crafted
you have crafted
they have crafted
Past Continuous
I was crafting
you were crafting
he/she/it was crafting
we were crafting
you were crafting
they were crafting
Past Perfect
I had crafted
you had crafted
he/she/it had crafted
we had crafted
you had crafted
they had crafted
Future
I will craft
you will craft
he/she/it will craft
we will craft
you will craft
they will craft
Future Perfect
I will have crafted
you will have crafted
he/she/it will have crafted
we will have crafted
you will have crafted
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Future Continuous
I will be crafting
you will be crafting
he/she/it will be crafting
we will be crafting
you will be crafting
they will be crafting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crafting
you have been crafting
he/she/it has been crafting
we have been crafting
you have been crafting
they have been crafting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crafting
you will have been crafting
he/she/it will have been crafting
we will have been crafting
you will have been crafting
they will have been crafting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crafting
you had been crafting
he/she/it had been crafting
we had been crafting
you had been crafting
they had been crafting
Conditional
I would craft
you would craft
he/she/it would craft
we would craft
you would craft
they would craft
Past Conditional
I would have crafted
you would have crafted
he/she/it would have crafted
we would have crafted
you would have crafted
they would have crafted

Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

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