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Noun: raft  rãft
  1. A flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
     
  2. (often followed by 'of') a large number, amount or extent
    "a raft of letters";
    - batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, bunch
     
  3. A foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
    - raft foundation, mat
Verb: raft  rãft
  1. Transport on a raft
    "raft wood down a river"
     
  2. Travel by raft in water
    "Raft the Colorado River"
     
  3. Make into a raft
    "raft these logs"

Derived forms: rafted, rafting, rafts

Type of: base, construct, fabricate, float, foot, foundation, fundament, go, groundwork, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, locomote, manufacture, move, substructure, transport, travel, understructure

Encyclopedia: Raft