Webster 1913 Edition
cræftstrength, skill, art, cunning; akin to OS., G., Sw., & Dan.
kraptr; perh. originally, a drawing together, stretching, from the root of E.
Strength; might; secret power.
Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.
Ye know that by this
craftwe have our wealth.
Acts xix. 25.
A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill or
Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations,
craftof the smith been held in repute.
Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild;
The control of trade passed from the merchant guilds to the new
J. R. Green.
Cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices.
You have that crooked wisdom which is called
The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by
craft, and put him to death.
Mark xiv. 1.
A vessel; vessels of any kind; – generally used in a collective sense.
The evolutions of the numerous tiny
craftmoving over the lake.
small vessels, as sloops, schooners, ets.
To play tricks; to practice artifice.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Art; ability; dexterity; skill.
Poesy is the poets skill or craft of making--
2.Cunning, art or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to effect purposes by deceit.
The chief priests and scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. Mark 14.
3.Art; skill; dexterity in a particular manual occupation; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; trade.
Ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. Acts 19.
4.All sorts of vessels employed in loading or unloading ships, as lighters, hoys, barges, scows, &c.
Small craft is a term given to small vessels of all hinds, as sloops, schooners, cutters, &c.