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Language: Old English
Origin: cræft 'strength, skill'

craft

1 noun
     
Related topics: Crafts, Air, Space, Water
craft1 S3
1 plural crafts [countable]TIC 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 crafts
2 plural craft [countable]
a) TTW a small boat
b) TTATTS an aircraft or spacecraft
3 [countable] formal a profession, especially one needing a special skill:
The musician spends years perfecting his craft.
4 [uncountable] skill in deceiving people:
Craft and cunning were necessary for the scheme to work.

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