(1) The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
(2) A large and hurried swallow
"He finished it at a single gulp"
(3) Compulsory military service
(4) A dose of liquid medicine
"He took a sleeping draft"
(5) A preliminary sketch of a design or picture
(6) A regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
(7) The depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
(8) Preliminary version of a written work
(9) A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
"They served beer on draft"
(10) A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)
(11) A document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
(12) Engage somebody to enter the army
(13) Make a blueprint of
(14) Draw up an outline or sketch for something
"Draft a speech"
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- An early version of a written work
- I have to revise the first draft of my term paper.
- A preliminary sketch, rough outline
- His first drafts were better than most authors' final products.
- Depth of water needed to float a ship [also spelled draught].
- A current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle [also spelled draught].
- A cheque, an order for money to be paid
- An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow [also spelled draught]
- She took a deep draft from the bottle of water.
- conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military.
- He left the country to avoid the draft.
- A system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams
- the pulling force (tension) on couplers and draft gear during a slack stretched condition.
- to write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.
- write a law
- to conscript a person, force a person to serve in the military
- He was drafted during the Vietnam War.
- to select and separate an animal or animals from a group.
- The calves were drafted from the cows.
- to force or convince a person to do a job they do not want to do
- They drafted me to be the chairperson of the new committee.
- to select a rookie player onto a professional sports team
- After his last year of college football, he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins.
- to follow very closely behind another vehicle, thereby providing an aerodynamic advantage to both lead and follower, thereby conserving energy or increasing speed.
- Referring to drinks on tap, in contrast to bottled
- I'd rather have a fresh, cheap draft beer.