handicraft vs handiwork what difference

what is difference between handicraft and handiwork

English

Etymology

For handcraft, influenced by handiwork; Old English handcræft.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhændɪkɹæft/, /ˈhændɪkɹɑːft/

Noun

handicraft (countable and uncountable, plural handicrafts)

  1. A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft.
  2. An artifact produced by handicraft.
  3. (rare, obsolete) A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman.
    • 1672, John Dryden, The Assignation, or Love in a Nunnery
      the Handicrafts-Shops begin to open

Synonyms

  • handcraft

Derived terms

  • handicrafted
  • handicrafting

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • handywork (dated)

Etymology

From Middle English hondywerk, handiwerc, from Old English handġeweorc (work done by hand, creation), from hand (hand) + ġeweorc (work), equal to hand +‎ work. Compare Saterland Frisian Hondwierk, Dutch handwerk, German Handwerk.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhændiˌwɜːk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhændiˌwɝk/

Noun

handiwork (usually uncountable, plural handiworks)

  1. Work done by the hands.
    The Museum of Popular Arts showcases Portugal’s finest handiworks.
  2. A handmade object; handicraft
  3. Work done personally.
    • 1901, Bible (American Standard) – Psalms 19:1
      The firmament showeth his handiwork.
  4. The result of personal efforts.

Synonyms

  • (work done by the hands): handwork

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