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craft (n.)

Old English cræft (West Saxon, Northumbrian), -creft (Kentish), "power, physical strength, might," from Proto-Germanic *krab-/*kraf- (source also of Old Frisian kreft, Old High German chraft, German Kraft "strength, skill;" Old Norse kraptr "strength, virtue"). The ultimate etymology is uncertain.

Sense expanded in Old English to include "skill, dexterity; art, science, talent" (via a notion of "mental power"), which led by late Old English to the meaning "trade, handicraft, employment requiring special skill or dexterity," also "something built or made." The word still was used for "might, power" in Middle English.

Use for "small boat" is first recorded 1670s, probably from a phrase similar to vessels of small craft and referring either to the trade they did or the seamanship they required, or perhaps it preserves the word in its original sense of "power."

craft (v.)

Old English cræftan "to exercise a craft; to build," from the same source as craft (n.). Meaning "to make skilfully" is from early 15c., obsolete from 16c., but revived by 1954, largely in U.S. advertising and commercial senses. Related: Crafted; crafting.

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Definitions of craft from WordNet
1
craft (n.)
the skilled practice of a practical occupation;
Synonyms: trade
craft (n.)
a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space;
craft (n.)
people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;
he represented the craft of brewers
Synonyms: trade
craft (n.)
skill in an occupation or trade;
craft (n.)
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception;
Synonyms: craftiness / cunning / foxiness / guile / slyness / wiliness
2
craft (v.)
make by hand and with much skill;
The artisan crafted a complicated tool
From wordnet.princeton.edu