craftcraft1 /krɑːft $ kræft/ ●●○W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 (plural crafts) [countable]TICDLH a job or activity in which you make things with your hands, and that you usually need skill to do → handicraft 🔊 traditional rural crafts 🔊 arts and crafts2 (plural craft) [countable]a)TTWa small boatb)TTATTSan aircraft or spacecraft3[singular] formalGOOD AT the skills needed for a particular profession 🔊 The musician spends years perfecting his craft.4[uncountable]INTELLIGENT skill in deceiving people 🔊 Craft and cunning were necessary for the scheme to work. →landing craftCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa traditional/ancient craftThe Navajo Indians sell their jewellery and other traditional crafts.a local craftlocal crafts such as glass blowing and leather worka rural/country craft (=done in the countryside)The museum contains exhibits of old rural crafts.a skilled craftBuilding stone walls is a highly skilled craft.verbslearn a craftAs a girl, she had to learn the craft of hand sewing.practise a craft British English, practice a craft American EnglishThe craftsmen use traditional tools to practise their ancient crafts.craft + NOUNa craft shop (=selling things made by craftsmen or women)craft work (=things made by craftsmen or women)Craft work, such as hand-knitted items or decorated cakes, often sells well.a craft workshop (=place where a craftsman or woman works)a craft fair (=event where people buy and sell crafts)a craft centre British English, a craft center American English (=building where you can see different crafts and buy things)phrasesarts and crafts (=things produced by artists and craftsmen or women)an exhibition of Indian arts and crafts
craftcraft2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 TICDLHto make something using a special skill, especially with your hands 🔊 Each doll is crafted individually by specialists. 🔊 a hand-crafted silver cigar case Grammar Craft is usually passive.→ See Verb table
-craft• witchcraftFrom Longman Business Dictionarycraftcraft /krɑːftkræft/ noun [countable]JOBa job or activity that takes a lot of skill, usually one in which you make things using your hands and special toolsthe blacksmith’s craftHe learnt the film-making craft at Pinewood studios.