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Definition of craft noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] an activity involving a special skill at making things with your hands traditional crafts like basket-weaving a craft fair/workshop see also arts and crafts
  2. 2[singular] all the skills needed for a particular activity chefs who learned their craft in five-star hotels the writer's craft
  3. 3[uncountable] (formal) (disapproving) skill in making people believe what you want them to believe He knew how to win by craft and diplomacy what he could not gain by force.
  4. 4[countable] (pl. craft) a boat or ship Hundreds of small craft bobbed around the liner as it steamed into the harbor. a landing/pleasure craft
  5. 5[countable] (craft) an aircraft or spacecraft
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: craft