craftsmanship

[[t]krɑ͟ːftsmənʃɪp, kræ̱ft-[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT Craftsmanship is the skill that someone uses when they make beautiful things with their hands.

It is easy to appreciate the craftsmanship of Armani.

2) N-UNCOUNT Craftsmanship is the quality that something has when it is beautiful and has been very carefully made.

His canoes are known for their style, fine detail and craftsmanship.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • craftsmanship — crafts‧man‧ship [ˈkrɑːftsmənʆɪp ǁ ˈkræfts ] noun [uncountable] 1. the special skill someone uses to make something beautiful with their hands: • They make world class cars with craftsmanship. 2. the quality that something has when it is made with …   Financial and business terms

  • Craftsmanship — Crafts man*ship, n. The work of a craftsman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • craftsmanship — index building (business of assembling), performance (workmanship) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • craftsmanship — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exquisite, fine, meticulous, quality, skilled, superb ▪ We admired the superb craftsmanship of the furniture. PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • craftsmanship — crafts|man|ship [ˈkra:ftsmənʃıp US ˈkræfts ] n [U] 1.) very detailed work that has been done using a lot of skill, so that the result is beautiful ▪ The carving is a superb piece of craftsmanship. 2.) the special skill that someone uses to make… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • craftsmanship — noun (U) 1 the special skill that someone uses to make something beautiful with their hands: These works of art combine precious materials with exquisite craftsmanship. 2 very detailed work that has been done using a lot of skill, so that the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • craftsmanship — noun a) The quality of being a craftsman The craftsmanship on the antique chair was exquisite. b) An example of a craftsmans work Syn: workmanship …   Wiktionary

  • craftsmanship — crafts|man|ship [ kræftsmən,ʃıp ] noun uncount the skill involved in making something beautiful or practical using your hands a. the beautiful or impressive quality of something that has been made using a lot of skill: the superb craftsmanship of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • craftsmanship —    The quality of what a person does. Craftsmanship is most admired when a person creates with skill or dexterity, usually with the hands, whether with or without tools …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • craftsmanship — noun a fine example of modern craftsmanship Syn: workmanship, artistry, craft, art, handiwork, work; skill, skillfulness, expertise, technique …   Thesaurus of popular words

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