- 1An activity involving skill in making things by hand: the craft of bookbinding pewter craftMore example sentences
- There will be art and crafts, activities, quizzes and games at The Platform, Morecambe.
- Youngsters can take part in a variety of activities from crafts to computer games.
- The event also included games, activities and crafts.
- 1.1 (crafts) Work or objects made by hand: the shop sells local crafts (as modifier craft) a craft fairMore example sentences
- The market, which sells local crafts, is worth a visit.
- Project Seahorse has helped communities sell local crafts to a wider market, often through aquariums.
- The square attracts many people and there are lots of local people selling their crafts.
- 1.2Skill in carrying out one’s work: a player with plenty of craftMore example sentences
- Evidence of craft, skill and ingenuity were in evidence everywhere.
- He's got a bit of nous, craft and guile and he can get hold of the ball and retain it.
- 1.3 [as modifier] Denoting or relating to food or drink made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by an individual or a small company: craft brewing a craft bakerMore example sentences
- That creativity is what has attracted many to craft brewing.
- Craft ciders typically take seven months to a year to ferment and mature.
- The bar sells locally-brewed cask and craft ales alongside premium continental brews, European bottled lagers and farmhouse ciders.
- 1.4Skill used in deceiving others: her cousin was not her equal in guile and evasive craftMore example sentences
- He is practicing the ancient craft of equivocation, a trade plied by oracles thousands of years ago.
- Jonson allows the head male character to be exceedingly great at his craft of deception.
- She has done this for so long that she has gotten good at it, perfected her craft of deceiving people.
- 1.6 (the Craft) The brotherhood of Freemasons.More example sentences
- At the earliest age possible I joined the Craft - and discovered my Father was a freemason.
- As all the wise teachers of the Craft agree, the Lodge is a Cradle and initiation is birth
- 2 (plural same) A boat or ship: sailing craftMore example sentences
- The patrol boat towed the craft to deep water where it was cleared of environmentally unfriendly products and then set adrift.
- The Navy vessel located the pleasure craft and stood by her until the local lifeboat arrived to take the stricken vessel in tow.
- In three minutes he was off the ship in his own craft to deliver another negative report to his superiors.
- 2.1An airplane or spaceship.More example sentences
- The craft is a biplane flying boat that is thought to have been designed and built immediately after the Great War.
- The hatch between the craft and the Space Station will be opened about 90 minutes later.
- During the test, the craft became airborne and Don decided to take the Flying Wing for a circuit.
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- Exercise skill in making (something): he crafted the chair lovingly (as adjective crafted) a beautifully crafted objectMore example sentences
- He was extremely gifted in crafting metals and his skills were much needed.
- Move your listeners and express yourself more effectively by crafting your songs the way hit writers do.
- All three of these guys are veterans, each adept at crafting perfect solos with formulae tried by time.
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- In fact, they are a staggering triumvirate of imagery crafters.
- Pre-laundered scraps of at least 80 percent cotton were donated for the quilt by two area crafters.
- With over 25 members, the crafters meet every Thursday and hold specialised workshops once a-month on Saturdays.
Old English cræft 'strength, skill', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kracht, German Kraft, and Swedish kraft 'strength' (the change of sense to 'skill' occurring only in English). sense 2 of the noun, originally in the expression small craft 'small trading vessels or lighters', may be elliptical, referring to vessels requiring a small amount of “craft” or skill to handle, as opposed to large oceangoing ships.