craft

Definitions

  • A rowboat is a safer craft than a canoe
    A rowboat is a safer craft than a canoe
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v craft make by hand and with much skill "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
    • n craft the skilled practice of a practical occupation "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
    • n craft a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
    • n craft shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    • n craft skill in an occupation or trade
    • n craft people who perform a particular kind of skilled work "he represented the craft of brewers","as they say in the trade"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

May watched the water-logged craft as it vanished under a distant bridge May watched the water-logged craft as it vanished under a distant bridge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Witchcraft means "Craft of the Wise Ones."
    • Craft (Naut) A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense. "The evolutions of the numerous tiny craft moving over the lake."
    • Craft 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.""A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill or craft of making.""Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations,
      Has the craft of the smith been held in repute."
    • Craft 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 .""The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft , and put him to death."
    • Craft Strength; might; secret power.
    • Craft 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."
    • v. t Craft To play tricks; to practice artifice. "You have crafted fair."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n craft Strength; power; might.
    • n craft Ability; dexterity; skill; especially, skill in making plans and carrying them into execution; dexterity in managing affairs; adroitness; practical cunning.
    • n craft Specifically, cunning, art, skill, or dexterity applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; subtlety.
    • n craft A device; a means; an art; art in general.
    • n craft A trade, occupation, or employment requiring the exercise of special skill or dexterity, especially of manual skill; a handicraft.
    • n craft The members of a trade, collectively; a guild.
    • n craft Nautical, a vessel; collectively, vessels of any kind.
    • n craft See the extract.
    • craft To play tricks.
    • craft To use skill upon; manipulate.
    • craft Specifically, to build.
    • n craft A Scotch form of croft.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Craft kraft cunning: artifice: dexterity: art: trade: occupation: small ships
    • v.i Craft (Shak.) to exercise one's craft (Cor., IV. vi. 118)
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Quotations

  • Skeet Ulrich
    Skeet Ulrich
    “I'm disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “If a book comes from the heart it will contrive to reach other hearts. All art and author craft are of small account to that.”
  • Paul Keating
    Paul Keating
    “If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.”
  • Thomas Fuller
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    “Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cræft, 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,

Usage

In literature:

The Indian seemed familiar with the driving power of such a craft.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
A Turkish sailor who plies in coasting craft.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Then Dave shoved the craft close to shore, and turned it over to empty it.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
To the onlookers it seemed certain that Harry must be struck and killed by the sharp prow of the somewhat clumsy craft.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Craft is a cat's delight: craft they never can have too much of.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
Then craft, slowly, but insinuatingly, entered the young lieutenant's head.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
The sailors, grappling with their adversary's craft, fought with pistol and cutlass across the gunwales.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The mechanician and I tried to keep the craft afloat.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
Soon the two craft were some distance apart.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The two periscopes were "housed", but two slender "wireless" masts gave the boat the appearance of a swift torpedo craft.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Why should you drag this miserable craft after you?
"The Corsair King" by Mór Jókai
The boat rowed fast, but the pursuing craft moved with equal speed.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
The craft was, as a matter of fact, an experiment, being built almost purely for speed; hence its powerful motor.
"Learning to Fly" by Claude Grahame-White
Each Indian had dropped his pole, and seizing his rifle crouched low in the bottom of his craft, his keen eyes searching the point.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
Or how is the craft to be kept clear of possible collision on a dark and dirty night?
"Dick Leslie's Luck" by Harry Collingwood
Snowball was next struck with the necessity of improving the quality of his craft, by giving it increase both in size and strength.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
The strange craft veered, the sharp bow swung over.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
At the beginning of the year 1909 the mystery and craft of flying was still known only to the few.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
The latter craft was scarcely out of sight of the old man when the bateau came along side.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
All being well, the pilots will fly their craft to France on the day after their kit departs with the transport.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
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In poetry:

Now many a million tortured souls
In his red halls there be:
Why does he spend his subtle craft
In hunting after me?
"The Robe Of Christ" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Leaving their sons' sons
All things save song-craft,
Plant long in growing,
Thrusting its tap-root
Deep in the Gone.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
The slow craft plunges nor’ward
And welters on the blue:
My thoughts are floating forward
And swooping home to you.
"The Liner" by John Le Gay Brereton
With paint upon that ferry-craft,
In letters plain to see,
Upon the bow— to wit, both ends—
Her name he painted she.
"The Tearful Tale Of Captain Dan" by Ellis Parker Butler
Ay, we will build us crafts galore,
Like Shakespeare's they shall be,
And we will plunder every shore
And every ship at sea.
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson
And still the craft sped with the wave.
On the crest of the billows laved,
Nor heeded the omnivorous grave
That yawned below
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

In a time when digital and print-on-demand technology are streamlining how books are created and delivered, Paravion Press believes there still is a market for well-crafted, hand-made books.
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Legislation crafted by state Rep Jack Cera would give tax credits to oil and gas industry companies that hire Ohioans.
And so does Clint Eastwood, crafting a bleak but emotional thriller based on a true-crime story.
A terrifically entertaining comedy-thriller (1963), perfectly crafted by Stanley Donen from an ingenious screenplay by Peter Stone.
Craft Dallas' Swiss Chard .
Over the past nine months, filmmaker and artist Farrah Hoffmire has transformed herself into a goat cheesemaker, crafting batches of Giddy Goat Cheese from Split Creek Farms' raw milk and selling them at the Charleston Farmers Market.
Last year the Crafty Chica came out with her first-ever sewing book, Crafty Chica 's Guide to Artful Sewing ($21.95, Potter Craft).
The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain will arrive at the Coupeville Wharf on Tuesday, Aug 7, and will be available for tours and sailings through the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, which runs Aug 11-12 in Coupeville.
Our experts assess a reader's routine crafted to sculpt the shoulders.
For some people, woodcarving is an old-fashioned craft.
Visitors with the Littlest Angel Guild's 35th Home Tour got a peek inside the arts and crafts room of one of the three homes that has every possible supply needed to gift wrapping.
Kegg's has been serving up delicious handmade chocolate crafted right here in Houston for more than 60 years.
If you are paying attention, you don't need me to tell you that the craft beer landscape is changing.
The French bistro has a stripped-down menu well-crafted by Walter Manzke, formerly of Bastide.
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In science:

Nigel Hitchin, under whose supervision and inspiration this paper was crafted.
Projective Geometry II: Cones and Complete Classifications
By prior signalling arrangement, clocks on P and Q craft have been synchronized.
Proposed split-causality test of the relativity principle
As proposed in Ref. , this is attained thanks to the direct measurement of the distance between the primary craft and a small passive sphere – circa 10 cm diameter and with no attitude or stabilization capability.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
In order to stay clear from the radio beam, and also to provide shielding from solar radiation and wind, this sphere is ejected towards the “front” of the primary craft; in order to provide for the smoothest release possible, its drift speed should be relatively low, say 1 mm/s to 1 cm/s.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
Clearly, the trade-off is a decrease in tracking precision of the primary craft, since it would encompass other scientific instruments and more complex design, increasing the noise level of both the Doppler tracking and the onboard acceleration measurements.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
We assume a radius of 10 cm and a mass of 1 kg for the sphere, and a radius of 1 m and mass of 200 kg for the primary craft.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
Considering a minimum distance of 50 m shows that the acceleration of the passive sphere due to the Coulomb force is smaller than 10−12 m.s−2 for a primary craft’s potential U below 23 kV olt, and smaller than the reported magnitude of the Pioneer anomaly below a potential as large as 19 M V olt.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
Indeed, the above reasoning assumed an evenly distributed (volume) charge; even without charge balancing of the primary craft, any reduction of the sphere’s charge would amount to an equal reduction in the magnitude of the related acceleration.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
From the above, we conclude that all environmental and known systematics may be factored out of the problem, so that one must only be concerned with unaccounted systematics and forces manifesting new physics, regarding both the passive sphere and the primary craft.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
Hence, if this is the origin of the Pioneer anomaly, it should not be probed by the measurement of the relative acceleration between the passive sphere and the primary craft:, the FU nksphere term should vanish, while the FU nkcraf t should subside, instead of canceling each other in the relative acceleration.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
In order to strengthen the test of this hypothesis, we believe that an independent low frequency accelerometer should be a priority payload of the primary craft.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
If this is the case, not only will an anomalous Doppler shift be shown by the measurement of the passive sphere’s relative acceleration, but the difference between measurements of the acceleration of the primary craft through Earth-based Doppler tracking and the onboard accelerometer would also reveal this effect.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
It has lots of exercises and is a well-crafted textbook.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
It has good exercises and is a very carefully written, well-crafted text at the graduate level.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
But there are additional attractions having to do with the practice of our own craft.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
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