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Handicraft definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAND'ICR`AFT, n. Manual occupation; work performed by the hand.
1. A man who obtains his living by manual labor; one skilled in some mechanical art.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a work produced by hand labor [syn: handicraft, handcraft, handiwork, handwork]
2: a craft that requires skillful hands

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English handi-crafte, alteration of handcraft Date: 13th century 1. a. manual skill b. an occupation requiring skill with the hands 2. the articles fashioned by those engaged in handicraft handicrafter noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. work that requires both manual and artistic skill. Etymology: ME, alt. of earlier HANDCRAFT after HANDIWORK

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Handicraft Hand"i*craft, n. [For handcraft, influenced by handiwork; AS. handcr[ae]ft.] 1. A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft. --Addison. 2. A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman. [R.] --Dryden.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(handicrafts) 1. Handicrafts are activities such as embroidery and pottery which involve making things with your hands in a skilful way. N-COUNT: usu pl 2. Handicrafts are the objects that are produced by people doing handicrafts. She sells handicrafts to the tourists. N-COUNT: usu pl

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

han'-di-kraft.

See CRAFTS.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Manual occupation, trade.

Moby Thesaurus

architecture, art, artisan work, artisanship, assembly, building, business, calling, career, career building, careerism, casting, composition, construction, conversion, craft, crafting, craftsmanship, craftwork, creation, cultivation, devising, elaboration, erection, extraction, fabrication, fashioning, formation, forming, formulation, framing, game, growing, handiwork, harvesting, industrial art, industrial design, lifework, line, line of business, line of work, machining, making, manual art, manufacture, manufacturing, metalcraft, metier, milling, mining, mission, molding, mystery, number, occupation, practice, prefabrication, preparation, processing, producing, profession, pursuit, racket, raising, refining, shaping, smelting, specialization, specialty, stonecraft, trade, vocation, walk, walk of life, woodcraft, work, workmanship



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