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Verb: draft  drãft
  1. Draw up an outline or sketch for something
    "draft a speech";
    - outline
     
  2. Engage somebody to enter the army
    - enlist, muster in
     
  3. [N. Amer] Make a blueprint of
    - blueprint, draught [Brit, Cdn]
Noun: draft  drãft
  1. A document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
    - bill of exchange, order of payment
     
  2. [N. Amer] A current of air (usually coming into a chimney, room or vehicle)
    - draught [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. A preliminary sketch of a design or picture
    - rough drawing
     
  4. [N. Amer] A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
    "they served beer on draft";
    - draught [Brit, Cdn], potation [archaic], tipple
     
  5. Any of the various versions in the development of a written work
    "the final draft of the constitution"; "a preliminary draft";
    - draft copy
     
  6. [N. Amer] The depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
    - draught [Brit, Cdn]
     
  7. A regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
     
  8. [N. Amer] A dose of liquid medicine
    "he took a sleeping draft";
    - draught [Brit, Cdn]
     
  9. (military) compulsory military service
    - conscription, muster, selective service
     
  10. [N. Amer] A large and hurried swallow
    "he finished it at a single draft";
    - gulp, draught [Brit, Cdn], swig
     
  11. [N. Amer] The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
    - draught [Brit, Cdn], drawing
Adjective: draft  drãft
Usage: N. Amer
  1. (of drinks) served on tap from a barrel, rather than bottled
    "draft beer";
    - draught [Brit]

Sounds like: doze, doughs, doest, draugh

Derived forms: drafts, drafted, drafting

Type of: air current, compose, current of air, deepness, deglutition, depth, design, dosage, dose, drink, enrol [Brit, Cdn], enroll [N. Amer], enter, indite [archaic], inscribe, militarisation [Brit], militarization, mobilisation [Brit], mobilization, negotiable instrument, pen, plan, pull, pulling, recruit, regulator, sketch, study, swallow, text, textual matter, wind, write

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