& adj.Chiefly British
Variant of draft.
- The action or an act of pulling something along, especially a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor.
- The act of drawing, or pulling back.
- That which is drawn.
- That which draws, such as a team of oxen or horses.
- Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
- The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation.
- A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation; a draft.
- A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle).
- The depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull.
- An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow.
- She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.
- The act of drawing in a net for fish.
- (UK) A game piece used in the game of draughts.
- (Australia) A type of beer, brewed using a top-fermenting yeast; ale.
- (UK, Ireland) Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.
- (dated) A dose of medicine in liquid form.
- The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, so that it can be drawn from the sand without damaging the mould.
- 1623, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens:
- Rid me these Villaines from your companies; / Hang them, or stab them, drowne them in a draught, / Confound them by some course, and come to me, / Ile giue you Gold enough.
- (military) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft.
- (military) The force drawn; a detachment; a draft.
(third-person singular simple present draughts, present participle draughting, simple past and past participle draughted)
From Old English dræht, from Proto-Germanic *drahtiz.