handicraft vs handwork what difference

what is difference between handicraft and handwork

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

Etymology

From Middle English hondwerk, from Old English handweorc (work done by hand; handiwork), from Proto-Germanic *handuwerką; equivalent to hand +‎ work. Cognate with Dutch handwerk, German Handwerk, Swedish hantverk.

Noun

handwork (countable and uncountable, plural handworks)

  1. Work done by the hands, as opposed to by machine.

Synonyms

  • handiwork

Translations

Verb

handwork (third-person singular simple present handworks, present participle handworking, simple past and past participle handworked)

  1. (transitive) To work (materials) by hand, without the use of a machine.

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