Meaning of “craft” in the English Dictionary

"craft" in British English

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uk /krɑːft/ us /kræft/

craft noun (SKILL)

B2 [ C or U ] plural crafts skill and experience, especially in relation to making objects; a job or activity that needs skill and experience, or something produced using skill and experience:

the craft of furniture making/sewing/glassblowing

More examples

  • I bought a wooden salad bowl at the local craft fair.
  • The show featured traditional country crafts.
  • They learned the craft of weaving.

craft noun (VEHICLE)

[ C ] plural craft a vehicle for travelling on water or through the air:

18 craft (= boats) set out in the race.

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craftverb [ T often passive ]

uk /krɑːft/ us /kræft/

(Definition of “craft” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"craft" in American English

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us /kræft/

craft noun (SKILL)

[ C/U ] skill in knowing how to do or make something, or a job or activity needing such skill:

[ U ] He talked about the craft of writing popular fiction.
[ C ] I love to do all kinds of crafts and sewing.

craft noun (TRANSPORT)

[ C ] plural craft a boat, aircraft, or spacecraft

(Definition of “craft” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)