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
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    “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
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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.
Posted on July 24, 2012 Category:Craft Brew Column Comments Off.
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
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