2016年10月18日 星期二

craft, craftiness, crafty

If every country reduced its informal economy by 10% of GDP, that would bring in around $1 trillion extra in tax each year. For comparison, roughly $200 billion of tax is lost each year due to crafty use of tax havens
Mobile technology can persuade informal businesses and workers to go formal
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Management guru Peter Drucker said that he had to learn a new craft every three years in order to obtain new insights into old problems.



The strategy – how to advance without appearing to attack – is a masterpiece in craftiness.

Android is subtler and more calculated than Microsoft’s brute force.
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craft 

Pronunciation: /krɑːft/ 


NOUN

1An activity involving skill in making things by hand:the craft of cobbling[MASS NOUN]: art and craft
1.1(crafts) Work or objects made by hand:the shop sells local crafts(as modifier crafta craft fair
1.2[IN SINGULAR] Skills involved in carrying out one’s work:the artist learned his craft in Holland
1.3[AS MODIFIER] Denoting or relating to food or drink made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by an individual or a small company:craft brewinga craft baker
1.4The members of a skilled profession.
1.5(the Craft)The brotherhood of Freemasons.
2[MASS NOUN] Skill used in deceiving others:her cousin was not her equal in guile and evasive craft

3(plural same) A boat or ship:sailing craft
3.1An aircraft or spaceship.

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
Exercise skill in making (an object), typically by hand:he crafted the chair lovingly(as adjective, with submodifier crafteda beautifully crafted objectfigurative Crichton knows how to craft a tale, one that keeps the reader turning the pages(as adjective, with submodifier crafteda carefully crafted peace process

Derivatives


crafter

NOUN

Origin

Old English cræft 'strength, skill', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kracht, German Kraft, and Swedish kraft 'strength'. sense 3 of the noun, originally in the expression small craft'small trading vessels', may be elliptical, referring to vessels requiring a small amount of ‘craft’ or skill to handle, as opposed to large ocean-going ships.


craft
━━ n. 技巧, 巧妙さ; 特殊技術(のいる職業); 悪知恵; (pl. 〜) 船, 航空機, 宇宙船.
arts and crafts 美術工芸.
the gentle craft 釣り(仲間).
━━ vt. 手で(精巧に)作る.
crafts・man 職人; 技芸家; 熟練工.
craftsman・ship (職人の)技能, 熟練.
craft union =horizontal union.


crafty 

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɑːfti/ 


ADJECTIVE (craftiercraftiest)

1Clever at achieving one’s aims by indirect or deceitful methods:a crafty crook faked an injury to escape from prison
1.1Involving or relating to indirect or deceitful methods:he sneaked off to a toilet for a crafty smoke
2informal Involving or relating to the making of objects by hand:a market full of crafty pots and interesting earrings

Derivatives


craftily

ADVERB

craftiness

NOUN

Origin

Old English cræftig 'strong, powerful', later 'skilful' (see craft-y1).

Words that rhyme with crafty

draughty (US drafty)


    craftiness - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception. cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness, craft. astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings) 2. craftiness - the quality of being crafty.

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