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Definitions of draught

  1. To draw out; to call forth. See Draft. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To diminish or exhaust by drawing. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To draw. Also, draft. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. More commonly DRAFT, to draw out. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To conscript. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To draw off; to make a rough sketch of; to call forth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The drawing of a bowstring. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2) Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which is taken by sweeping with a net. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. That which draws The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A team of oxen or horses. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A sink or drain; a privy. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A mild vesicatory; a sinapism; as, to apply draughts to the feet. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as, a ship of twelve feet draught. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. An allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See Draft, 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A move, as at chess or checkers. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The force drawn; a detachment; - in this sense usually written draft. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. An order for the payment of money; - in this sense almost always written draft. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The act of drawing; that which is drawn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. The act of drinking; a drink. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Act of drawing: force needed to draw: the act of drinking: the quantity drunk at a time: outline of a picture: that which is taken in a net by drawing: a chosen detachment of men: a current of air: the depth to which a ship sinks in the water. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Act of drawing; force needed to draw; quantity drunk at once; outline; sketch; current of air; depth to which a ship sinks in water. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. A current of air. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The act of drawing; a haul; pull; drag. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. A plan; sketch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A money order; bill of exchange. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A military or naval conscription. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. An exhausting demand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. The act of drawing; the capacity of being drawn; the act of drinking; the quantity of liquor drunk at once; a current of air; the act of delineating; sketching; that which is delineated or sketched; a rough sketch in writing; the act of drawing a net for fish; that which is taken in a net by drawing; the drawing or bending of a bow; the act of drawing off men from a military band, army, or post; the detachment drawn off; a drain; an order for the payment of money; the depth of water necessary to float a ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. That which is drawn Webster Dictionary DB
  46. That which is dragged or drawn; the act of drawing, or quality of being drawn; force necessary to draw; act of drinking, or the quantity drunk at once; the number of fish caught at one drag of the net; a detachment or number drawn away, as men from an army; the depth to which a ship sinks in water when afloat; a current of air; a delineation or representation of a thing by lines; in Scrip., a sink; a privy-see Matt. xv. 17. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Drafty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. For drawing, as a horse; drawn off, as liquor. See Draft. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for draught

  1. If one of Fra Angelico's saints should walk into a modern drawing- room all the men would fall over each other in the scramble to make her comfortable, and all the women would offer her tea and ask her if she felt the draught – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  2. Let them drink but one draught or two at most, in one day. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
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