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Entry Word: craft
Function: noun
Text: 1 an occupation requiring skillful use of the hands <the craft of cabinetmaking was much admired in colonial times>
Synonyms handcraft, handicraft, trade
Related Words art, skill; calling, occupation, profession, vocation
2 a small buoyant structure for travel on water <borrowed a craft to get across the river> -- see BOAT 1
3 the inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery <never hesitated to resort to craft to get what she wanted in life> -- see DECEIT
4 skill in achieving one's ends through indirect, subtle, or underhanded means <celebrated in political circles for his craft, he's the legislator who knows how to get bills passed> -- see CUNNING 1
5 subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something <a really ingenious household appliance that shows a lot of craft on the part of its inventors> -- see SKILL 1