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Definitions of draft

  1. a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make a blueprint of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. compulsory military service Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a preliminary sketch of a design or picture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. preliminary version of a written work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. engage somebody to enter the army Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as Draught. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. Same as Draught. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To draw the outline of; to delineate. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To draw from a military band or post, or from any district, company, or society; to detach; to select. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To transfer by draft. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A written order for the payment of money, such as a check. The person who writes the draft is called the drawer, the person who holds the money -- for example, the bank -- is called the drawee, and the person who ultimately receives the money is called the payee. After receiving the draft, the payee can demand payment at any time unless the draft specifies a particular time for payment. Also called a bill of exchange. A preliminary version of a written document, such as a law or a legal brief, that is ready for revision or correction. To select for some purpose, such as military service.
  24. A sketch or outline; bill of exchange; an order for money; the plan of recruiting soldiers by conscription, rather than by enlistment; a contingent of new soldiers; the depth of water a vessel draws or to which she sinks; a current of air; a drink. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To sketch out; select for military service by drawing numbers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. The act of drinking; a drink. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Draught. 1. A current of air in a confined space. 2. A quantity of liquid medicine, greater than can be taken in one swallow, ordered as a single dose. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  28. Anything drawn: a selection of men from an army, etc.: an order for the payment of money: lines drawn for a plan: a rough sketch: the depth to which a vessel sinks in water. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To draw an outline of: to compose and write: to draw off: to detach. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Anything drawn; a drawing; sketch or plan; order for money; troops drawn from an army, or from the people; floating depth of a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To make a draft of; detach. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To outline; sketch; delineate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To conscript. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A current of air. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. The act of drawing; a haul; pull; drag. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A plan; sketch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A money order; bill of exchange. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A military or naval conscription. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. An exhausting demand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. The act of drawing; anything drawn off; a body of men or ships drawn off or detached for a special service; an order for the payment of money; a drawing of lines for a plan; outline; sketch; depth of water necessary to float a ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. To draw an outline of; to compose and write; to draw off; to select; to detach. See Draught. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. A body of men taken from an army or any part of it, or from a district; a detachment of soldiers; a cheque or order on a bank for money; a bill of exchange; a sketch; an outline or plan on paper. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. To draw men from a body of soldiers for service else-where; to select or detach; to draw out or delineate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  44. dräft, n. anything drawn: a selection of men from an army, &c.: an order for the payment of money: lines drawn for a plan: a rough sketch: the depth to which a vessel sinks in water.--v.t. to draw an outline of: to compose and write: to draw off: to detach.--ns. DRAFT'-BAR, a swingle-tree, the bar to which the coupling of a railway-carriage is attached; DRAFT'-HORSE, a horse used for drawing the plough, heavy loads, &c., in distinction to a carriage or saddle horse; DRAFT'-OX, an ox used for drawing loads; DRAFTS'MAN, one who draws plans or designs; DRAFTS'MANSHIP. [A corr. of DRAUGHT.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  45. (Selection of) detachment of men from larger body for special duty, contingent, reinforcement; drawing of money by written order (make a d. on fund &c., also fig. on person\'s confidence, friendship, &c.), bill or cheque drawn, esp. by one branch of bank on another; sketch of work to be executed; rough copy of document; (Masonry) chisel-dressing along margin of stone\'s surface. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. Draw off (part of larger body, esp. of troops) for special purpose; prepare, make rough copy of, (document, esp. Parliamentary Bill), whence drafter n.; (Masonry) cut d. on (stone). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. A copions liquid potion or dose. American pocket medical dictionary.
  48. A mixture or preparation to be taken at once. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  49. A mustard paper or poultice intended for local application. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  50. (Com.) A written order for the payment of money, i.q. a bill of exchange. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  51. (Leg.) A rough copy of a document. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  52. n. Act of drawing;—a selection of men from a military company;—an order directing the payment of money; a bill of exchange; —a deduction made from the gross weight of goods;—a figure described on paper; sketch; outline; — depth of water necessary to float a ship; —a current of air;—first or rough copy of a written composition;—n. pl. Game played on a checkered board. Cabinet Dictionary
  53. Corrupted for DRAUGHT. Complete Dictionary

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