from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To fashion or make by hand.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Skilled labor with the hands; manual occupation. See handicraft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to make (something) by hand.
  • noun Same as handicraft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun variant of handicraft
  • verb To engage in handcraft or handicraft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a work produced by hand labor
  • verb make something by hand


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