Definition of craft verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

craft

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//krɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kræft//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they craft
BrE BrE//krɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kræft//
 
he / she / it crafts
BrE BrE//krɑːfts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kræfts//
 
past simple crafted
BrE BrE//ˈkrɑːftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræftɪd//
 
past participle crafted
BrE BrE//ˈkrɑːftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræftɪd//
 
-ing form crafting
BrE BrE//ˈkrɑːftɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræftɪŋ//
 
Describing architecture
 
jump to other results
[usually passive] craft something to make something using special skills, especially with your hands synonym fashion All the furniture is crafted from natural materials. a carefully crafted speech see also handcrafted See related entries: Describing architecture Word Origin Old English cræft ‘strength, skill’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kracht, German Kraft, and Swedish kraft ‘strength’. Sense (4), originally in the expression small craft ‘small trading vessels’, may be elliptical, referring to vessels requiring a small amount of “craft” or skill to handle, as opposed to large ocean-going ships.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: craft