Draught meaning

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The act of drawing, or pulling back.
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Draught is defined as a draft, or a serving of a drink.

A draught is a serving of a drink.

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The action or an act of pulling something along, especially a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor.
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That which is drawn.
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That which draws, such as a team of oxen or horses.
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Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
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The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation.

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A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation; a draft.
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A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle).
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The depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull.
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An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow.

She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.

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The act of drawing in a net for fish.
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(UK) A game piece used in the game of draughts.
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(Australia) A type of beer, brewed using a top-fermenting yeast; ale.
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(UK, Ireland) Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.
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(dated) A dose of medicine in liquid form.
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The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, so that it can be drawn from the sand without damaging the mould.
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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.

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(military) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft.
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(military) The force drawn; a detachment; a draft.
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To draw out; to call forth. See draft.

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To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
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To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.
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Origin of draught

  • From Old English dræht, from Proto-Germanic *drahtiz.
    From Wiktionary