Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

craft - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun craft pronunciation in British English /krɑːft/
Word Forms
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    [countable] a traditional skill of making things by hand, for example furniture or jewellery

    the promotion of traditional Egyptian arts and crafts

    1. a.
      [usually plural] something produced skilfully by hand, for example a plate or a piece of furniture

      a craft fair

  2. 2
    [countable] a boat or ship

    We passed several other craft on the river.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the skill needed for a particular profession

    The great preachers were masters of their craft.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play