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English noun: craft

1. craft (act) the skilled practice of a practical occupation

SamplesHe learned his trade as an apprentice.


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation

Narrower (hyponym)airplane mechanics, auto mechanics, basketry, carpentry, cobbling, drafting, dressmaking, electrical work, handicraft, house painting, interior decoration, interior design, lumbering, masonry, mechanical drawing, mintage, oculism, painting, papermaking, pilotage, piloting, plumbery, plumbing, pottery, pyrotechnics, pyrotechny, roofing, sheet-metal work, shingling, shoe repairing, shoemaking, tailoring, tanning, tool-and-die work, typography, undertaking, upholstery, wine making, winemaking, woodwork, woodworking

2. craft (artifact) a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

Broader (hypernym)vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)aircraft, ballistic capsule, ground-effect machine, hovercraft, landing craft, space vehicle, spacecraft, vessel, watercraft

3. craft (group) people who perform a particular kind of skilled work

SamplesHe represented the craft of brewers.
As they say in the trade.


Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

4. craft (cognition) skill in an occupation or trade

Synonymscraftsmanship, workmanship

Broader (hypernym)accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment, skill

Narrower (hyponym)housecraft, priestcraft, stagecraft, tradecraft, watercraft, woodcraft

5. craft (cognition) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

Synonymscraftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness

Broader (hypernym)astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness

English verb: craft

1. craft (creation) make by hand and with much skill

SamplesThe artisan crafted a complicated tool.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fashion, forge

Narrower (hyponym)filigree, handcraft

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