Associations to the word «Draft»


DRAFT, noun. An early version of a written work [also spelled draught].
DRAFT, noun. A preliminary sketch, rough outline [also spelled draught].
DRAFT, noun. (nautical) Depth of water needed to float a ship [also spelled draught].
DRAFT, noun. A current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle [also spelled draught].
DRAFT, noun. Draw through a flue of gasses (smoke) resulting from a combustion process.
DRAFT, noun. A cheque, an order for money to be paid
DRAFT, noun. An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow [also spelled draught]
DRAFT, noun. Conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military.
DRAFT, noun. (politics) A system of forcing or convincing people to take an elected position
DRAFT, noun. (sports) A system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams
DRAFT, noun. (rail transport) the pulling force (tension) on couplers and draft gear during a slack stretched condition.
DRAFT, verb. (transitive) to write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.
DRAFT, verb. To write a law
DRAFT, verb. (transitive) to conscript a person, force a person to serve in the military
DRAFT, verb. To select and separate an animal or animals from a group.
DRAFT, verb. (transitive) (politics) to force or convince a person to take an elected position they are not interested in
DRAFT, verb. (transitive) (sports) to select a rookie player onto a professional sports team
DRAFT, verb. (intransitive) To follow very closely behind another vehicle, thereby providing an aerodynamic advantage to both lead and follower, thereby conserving energy or increasing speed.
DRAFT, verb. The act of drawing fibers out of a clump, for spinning in the production of yarn
DRAFT, adjective. (not comparable) Referring to drinks on tap, in contrast to bottled
DRAFT ANIMAL, noun. Alternative spelling of draught animal, a strong working animal used to draw a load(ed cart), a plow etc., as opposed to a mount
DRAFT ANIMALS, noun. Plural of draft animal
DRAFT CARD, noun. The card that is sent to you by the government to tell you that you have to go to war
DRAFT CARDS, noun. Plural of draft card
DRAFT DODGER, noun. A person who illicitly seeks to avoid compulsory military service (the draft).
DRAFT DODGERS, noun. Plural of draft dodger
DRAFT HORSE, noun. A horse used for muscular work, other then carrying a rider and/or load, such as pulling a cart, plow or log
DRAFT HORSE, noun. A horse of a race specifically bred for such work, heavier and stronger than a mount
DRAFT HORSES, noun. Plural of draft horse
DRAFT STOP, noun. Alternative term for firestop

Dictionary definition

DRAFT, noun. A document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another.
DRAFT, noun. A current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle).
DRAFT, noun. A preliminary sketch of a design or picture.
DRAFT, noun. A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft".
DRAFT, noun. Any of the various versions in the development of a written work; "a preliminary draft"; "the final draft of the constitution".
DRAFT, noun. The depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded).
DRAFT, noun. A regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace.
DRAFT, noun. A dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft".
DRAFT, noun. Compulsory military service.
DRAFT, noun. A large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp".
DRAFT, noun. The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling.
DRAFT, verb. Draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech".
DRAFT, verb. Engage somebody to enter the army.
DRAFT, verb. Make a blueprint of.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky