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Art vs. Craft

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Artnoun

(uncountable) The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the senses and emotions, usually specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.

‘There is a debate as to whether graffiti is art or vandalism.’;

Craftnoun

Strength; power; might; force .

Artnoun

(countable) Skillful creative activity, usually with an aesthetic focus.

‘She's mastered the art of programming.’;

Craftnoun

(uncountable) Intellectual power; skill; art.

Artnoun

(uncountable) The study and the product of these processes.

‘He's at university to study art.’;

Craftnoun

Ability, skilfulness, especially skill in making plans and carrying them into execution; dexterity in managing affairs, adroitness, practical cunning; ingenuity in constructing, dexterity .

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Artnoun

(uncountable) Aesthetic value.

‘Her photographs are nice, but there's no art in them.’;

Craftnoun

Cunning, art, skill, or dexterity applied to bad purposes; artifice; guile; subtlety; shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception .

Artnoun

(uncountable) Artwork.

‘Sotherby's regularly auctions art for millions.’;

Craftnoun

(obsolete) Occult art, magic .

Artnoun

(countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.

‘I'm a great supporter of the arts.’;

Craftnoun

A work or product of art .

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Artnoun

(countable) A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.

Craftnoun

(collective or plural) Handmade items, especially domestic or decorative objects; handicrafts .

Artnoun

(countable) Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.

Craftnoun

A device, a means; a magical device, spell or enchantment .

Artnoun

Contrivance, scheming, manipulation.

Craftnoun

Learning of the schools, scholarship; a branch of learning or knowledge, a science, especially one of the ‘seven liberal arts’ of the medieval universities .

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Art

The second person singular, indicative mode, present tense, of the substantive verb Be; but formed after the analogy of the plural are, with the ending -t, as in thou shalt, wilt, orig. an ending of the second person sing. pret. Cf. Be. Now used only in solemn or poetical style.

Craftnoun

(uncountable) Skill, skilfulness, art, especially the skill needed for a particular profession .

‘The craft of writing plays.’;

Artnoun

The employment of means to accomplish some desired end; the adaptation of things in the natural world to the uses of life; the application of knowledge or power to practical purposes.

‘Blest with each grace of nature and of art.’;

Craftnoun

A branch of skilled work or trade, especially one requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill, but sometimes applied equally to any business, calling or profession; the skilled practice of a practical occupation .

‘The carpenter's craft.’; ‘He learned his craft as an apprentice.’;

Artnoun

A system of rules serving to facilitate the performance of certain actions; a system of principles and rules for attaining a desired end; method of doing well some special work; - often contradistinguished from science or speculative principles; as, the art of building or engraving; the art of war; the art of navigation.

‘Science is systematized knowledge . . . Art is knowledge made efficient by skill.’;

Craftnoun

(countable) A trade or profession as embodied in its practitioners collectively; the members of a trade or handicraft as a body; an association of these; a trade's union, guild, or ‘company’ .

‘She represented the craft of brewers.’;

Artnoun

The systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. Also, an occupation or business requiring such knowledge or skill.

‘The fishermen can't employ their art with so much success in so troubled a sea.’;

Craftnoun

A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space .

Artnoun

The application of skill to the production of the beautiful by imitation or design, or an occupation in which skill is so employed, as in painting and sculpture; one of the fine arts; as, he prefers art to literature.

Craftnoun

(nautical) Boats, especially of smaller size than ships. Historically primarily applied to vessels engaged in loading or unloading of other vessels, as lighters, hoys, and barges.

Artnoun

Those branches of learning which are taught in the academical course of colleges; as, master of arts.

‘In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts.’; ‘Four years spent in the arts (as they are called in colleges) is, perhaps, laying too laborious a foundation.’;

Craftnoun

Those vessels attendant on a fleet, such as cutters, schooners, and gun-boats, generally commanded by lieutenants.

Artnoun

Learning; study; applied knowledge, science, or letters.

‘So vast is art, so narrow human wit.’;

Craftnoun

(figurative) A woman.

Artnoun

Skill, dexterity, or the power of performing certain actions, acquired by experience, study, or observation; knack; as, a man has the art of managing his business to advantage.

Craftnoun

Implements used in catching fish, such as net, line, or hook. Modern use primarily in whaling, as in harpoons, hand-lances, etc. .

Artnoun

Skillful plan; device.

‘They employed every art to soothe . . . the discontented warriors.’;

Craftverb

To make by hand and with much skill.

Artnoun

Cunning; artifice; craft.

‘Madam, I swear I use no art at all.’; ‘Animals practice art when opposed to their superiors in strength.’;

Craftverb

To construct, develop something (like a skilled craftsman).

‘state crafting; the process of crafting global policing’;

Artnoun

The black art; magic.

‘In America, literature and the elegant arts must grow up side by side with the coarser plants of daily necessity.’;

Craftverb

(video games) To combine multiple items to form a new item, such as armour or medicine.

Artnoun

the products of human creativity; works of art collectively;

‘an art exhibition’; ‘a fine collection of art’;

Craftnoun

Strength; might; secret power.

Artnoun

the creation of beautiful or significant things;

‘art does not need to be innovative to be good’; ‘I was never any good at art’; ‘he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully’;

Craftnoun

Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.

‘Ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.’; ‘A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill or craft of making.’; ‘Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations,Has the craft of the smith been held in repute.’;

Artnoun

a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation;

‘the art of conversation’; ‘it's quite an art’;

Craftnoun

Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers.

‘The control of trade passed from the merchant guilds to the new craft guilds.’;

Artnoun

photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication;

‘the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book’;

Craftnoun

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 craft.’; ‘The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.’;

Art

Art is a diverse range of (and products of) human activities involving creative imagination to express technical proficiency, beauty, emotional power, or conceptual ideas.There is no generally agreed definition of what constitutes art, and ideas have changed over time. The three classical branches of visual art are painting, sculpture, and architecture.

Craftnoun

A vessel; vessels of any kind; - generally used in a collective sense.

‘The evolutions of the numerous tiny craft moving over the lake.’;

Craftverb

To play tricks; to practice artifice.

‘You have crafted fair.’;

Craftnoun

the skilled practice of a practical occupation;

‘he learned his trade as an apprentice’;

Craftnoun

a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

Craftnoun

people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;

‘he represented the craft of brewers’; ‘as they say in the trade’;

Craftnoun

skill in an occupation or trade

Craftnoun

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

Craftverb

make by hand and with much skill;

‘The artisan crafted a complicated tool’;

Craft

A craft or trade is a pastime or an occupation that requires particular skills and knowledge of skilled work. In a historical sense, particularly the Middle Ages and earlier, the term is usually applied to people occupied in small scale production of goods, or their maintenance, for example by tinkers.

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