Search Result for "craft":
1. the skilled practice of a practical occupation;
- Example: "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
[syn: trade, craft]
2. a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space;
3. people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;
- Example: "he represented the craft of brewers"
- Example: "as they say in the trade"
[syn: craft, trade]
4. skill in an occupation or trade;
[syn: craft, craftsmanship, workmanship]
5. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception;
[syn: craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness]
1. make by hand and with much skill;
- Example: "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Craft \Craft\ (kr[.a]ft), n. [AS. cr[ae]ft 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.] 1. Strength; might; secret power. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade. [1913 Webster] Ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. --Acts xix. 25. [1913 Webster] A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill or craft of making. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations, Has the craft of the smith been held in repute. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 3. Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers. [1913 Webster] The control of trade passed from the merchant guilds to the new craft guilds. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster] You have that crooked wisdom which is called craft. --Hobbes. [1913 Webster] The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. --Mark xiv. 1. [1913 Webster] 5. (Naut.) A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense. [1913 Webster] The evolutions of the numerous tiny craft moving over the lake. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster] Small crafts, small vessels, as sloops, schooners, ets. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Craft \Craft\, v. t. To play tricks; to practice artifice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] You have crafted fair. --Shak. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
craft n 1: the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice" [syn: trade, craft] 2: a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space 3: people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; "he represented the craft of brewers"; "as they say in the trade" [syn: craft, trade] 4: skill in an occupation or trade [syn: craft, craftsmanship, workmanship] 5: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception [syn: craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness] v 1: make by hand and with much skill; "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
230 Moby Thesaurus words for "craft": Italian hand, ability, acuteness, address, adeptness, adroitness, aeroplane, aircraft, airmanship, animal cunning, argosy, art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, artisan work, artisanship, artistry, astuteness, bark, blind, boat, bottom, bravura, brilliance, bucket, business, cageyness, callidity, calling, canniness, capability, capacity, career, career building, careerism, chicanery, cleverness, command, competence, conspiracy, contrivance, control, coordination, coup, craftiness, craftsmanship, craftwork, cunning, cunningness, cute trick, deceit, deceitfulness, deftness, design, device, deviousness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, diplomacy, dodge, duplicity, efficiency, expedient, expertise, expertness, fabricate, facility, fakement, falseheartedness, falseness, fashion, feint, fetch, fine Italian hand, finesse, flair, foxiness, fraud, furtiveness, gambit, game, gamesmanship, genius, gimmick, grace, grift, grip, guile, guilefulness, handicraft, handiness, handiwork, hooker, horsemanship, hovercraft, hulk, hull, hypocrisy, indirection, industrial art, industrial design, ingeniousness, ingenuity, insidiousness, intrigue, inventiveness, job, jugglery, keel, knavery, know-how, leviathan, lifework, line, line of business, line of work, little game, low cunning, make, maneuver, manual art, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, mechanics, mechanism, metalcraft, method, metier, mission, move, mystery, number, occupation, one-upmanship, packet, pawkiness, plane, plot, ploy, practical ability, practice, profession, proficiency, prowess, pursuit, quickness, racket, readiness, red herring, resource, resourcefulness, rocket, ruse, satanic cunning, savoir-faire, savvy, scheme, science, seamanship, sharpness, shift, shiftiness, ship, shrewdness, skill, skillfulness, sleight, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, sneak attack, sneakiness, sophistry, spacecraft, spaceship, specialization, specialty, stealth, stealthiness, stonecraft, stratagem, strategy, style, subterfuge, subtility, subtilty, subtleness, subtlety, suppleness, surreptitiousness, tact, tactfulness, tactic, talent, technic, technical brilliance, technical know-how, technical knowledge, technical mastery, technical skill, technics, technique, technology, timing, trade, treacherousness, trick, trickery, trickiness, tub, underhandedness, vessel, virtuosity, vocation, walk, walk of life, wariness, watercraft, wile, wiles, wiliness, wily device, wit, wizardry, woodcraft, work, workmanshipV.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
CRAFT Cray Research Adaptive FORTRAN (Cray, MPP, FORTRAN)