- The definition of draft is something that is used for pulling, drawn from a cask or is in a rough form.
- An example of draft is a horse that pulls a beer truck.
- An example of draft is a beer on tap.
- An example of draft is a book without any corrections made.
- Draft means air drifting in an enclosed space.
An example of draft is cold air coming into a room through a window.
- Draft is defined as a drawing in or pulling of something.
An example of draft is a truck pulling a trailer.
- Draft is to choose or take someone or something for a special purpose.
An example of draft is a college football player being chosen for a professional team.
- a drawing or pulling, as of a vehicle or load
- the thing, quantity, or load pulled
- a drawing in of a fish net
- the amount of fish caught in one draw
- a taking of liquid into the mouth; drinking
- the amount taken at one drink
- a portion of liquid for drinking; specif., a dose of medicine
- Informal a portion of beer, ale, etc. drawn from a keg
- a drawing into the lungs, as of air or tobacco smoke
- the amount of air, smoke, etc., drawn in
- a rough or preliminary sketch of a piece of writing
- a plan or drawing of a work to be done
- a current of air, as in a room, heating system, etc.
- a device for regulating the current of air in a heating system
- a written order issued by one person, bank, firm, etc., directing the payment of money to another; check
- a demand or drain made on something
- the choosing or taking of an individual or individuals from a group for some special purpose, esp. for compulsory military service
- the condition of being so taken
- a group of these so taken
- the demand made by a political party for a person to accept, sometimes reluctantly, a candidacy
- the area of reduced air resistance behind a moving vehicle
- the act or instance of closely following a race car, truck, etc. to avoid wind resistance and conserve fuel
- Commerce a deduction allowed for waste or loss in weight
- Hydraulics the size of an opening for the flow of water
- Masonry a narrow strip along the edge or across the face of a stone, serving as a guide in leveling the surface
- Mech. the taper given to a pattern or die so that the work can be removed easily
- Naut. the depth of water that a vessel draws, or needs in order to float, esp. when loaded
- Sports a system by which a league, as of professional teams, allots to each team the right to contract specified individuals in a group of players, esp. new players, usually by giving each team a turn to select one player until each roster is full
Origin of draftMiddle English draught, a drawing, pulling, stroke from base of Old English dragan, draw
- to choose or take for some special purpose, as compulsory military service, by drawing from a group
- to persuade or compel (a person) to become a candidate for public office
- to make a preliminary sketch of or working plans for
- Sports to select (a player) during or in a draft (noun)
- used for pulling loads: draft animals
- drawn from a keg on order: draft beer
- in a preliminary or rough form: a draft resolution
- A current of air in an enclosed area.
- A device that regulates the flow or circulation of air.
- a. The act of pulling loads; traction.b. Something that is pulled or drawn; a load.c. A team of animals used to pull loads.
- Nautical The depth of a vessel's keel below the water line, especially when loaded: a river vessel of shallow draft.
- A heavy demand on resources.
- A written order directing the payment of money from an account or fund.
- a. A gulp, swallow, or inhalation.b. The amount taken in by a single act of drinking or inhaling.c. A measured portion; a dose.
- a. The drawing of a liquid, as from a cask or keg.b. An amount drawn: ordered two drafts of ale.
- a. The process or method of selecting one or more individuals from a group, as for a service or duty: a candidate who did not pursue the nomination, but accepted a draft by the party convention.b. Compulsory enrollment in the armed forces; conscription.c. A body of people selected or conscripted.
- Sports A system in which the exclusive rights to new players are distributed among professional teams.
- a. The act of drawing in a fishing net.b. The quantity of fish caught.
- a. Any of various stages in the development of a plan, document, or picture: a preliminary draft of a report; the final draft of a paper.b. A representation of something to be constructed.
- A narrow line chiseled on a stone to guide a stonecutter in leveling its surface.
- A slight taper given a die to facilitate the removal of a casting.
- An allowance made for loss in weight of merchandise.
verbdraft·ed, draft·ing, drafts
- To select from a group for some usually compulsory service: drafted into the army.
- To select from a group for placement on a sports team.
- To draw up a preliminary version of or plan for.
- To create by thinking and writing; compose: draft a speech.
- To work as a drafter.
- To move, ride, or drive close behind a fast-moving object so as to take advantage of the slipstream, especially in a race.
- Suited for or used for drawing heavy loads: oxen and other draft animals.
- Drawn from a cask or tap: draft beer.
Origin of draftMiddle English draught act of drawing or pulling from Old English dreaht dragan to draw
horse pull contest
- An early version of a written work
- I have to revise the first draft of my term paper.
- A preliminary sketch, rough outline
- His first drafts were better than most authors' final products.
- (nautical) Depth of water needed to float a ship [also spelled draught].
- A current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle [also spelled draught].
- Draw through a flue of gasses (smoke) resulting from a combustion process.
- A cheque, an order for money to be paid
- An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow [also spelled draught]
- She took a deep draft from the bottle of water.
- conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military.
- He left the country to avoid the draft.
- (sports) A system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams
- (rail transport) the pulling force (tension) on couplers and draft gear during a slack stretched condition.
(third-person singular simple present drafts, present participle drafting, simple past and past participle drafted)
- to write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.
- to write a law
- to conscript a person, force a person to serve in the military
- to select and separate an animal or animals from a group.
- (politics) to force or convince a person to take an elected position they are not interested in
- (sports) to select a rookie player onto a professional sports team
- (intransitive) To follow very closely behind another vehicle, thereby providing an aerodynamic advantage to both lead and follower, thereby conserving energy or increasing speed.
- the act of drawing fibers out of a clump, for spinning in the production of yarn
- (not comparable) Referring to drinks on tap, in contrast to bottled
- I'd rather have a fresh, cheap draft beer.
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