draft

draft
[[t]dræft, drɑft[/t]]
n.
1) a drawing, sketch, or design
2) a preliminary form of any writing, subject to revision, refinement, etc
3) the act of drawing
4) a current of air in any enclosed space, esp. in a room or chimney
5) a device for regulating the current of air in a fireplace, etc
6) an act of drawing or pulling loads
7) something that is drawn or pulled; a haul
8) ahb. an animal or team of animals used to pull a load
9) the force required to pull a load
10) the taking of supplies, money, etc., from a given source
11) mil spo a selection of persons, as by lot, for military service, an athletic team, etc
12) mil the persons so selected
13) bus a bill of exchange
14) vin beer or ale drawn from a cask
15) an act of drinking or inhaling
16) something that is drunk or inhaled; a drink or dose
17) naut. navig. the depth to which a vessel is immersed when bearing a given load
18) spo a quantity of fish caught
19) mel Metall. the slight taper given to a pattern so that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold
20) bui a line or border chiseled at the edge of a stone, to serve as a guide in leveling the surfaces
21) to sketch
22) to compose
23) to draw or pull
24) mil cvb to select by draft, as for military service
25) cvb to work as a draftsman
26) spo to ride or drive close behind, as a bicycle or automobile, so as to benefit from the reduction in wind resistance created behind the leader
27) used for drawing loads:
a draft horse[/ex]
28) vin drawn from a cask rather than served from a bottle
29) being a preliminary outline or sketch
Etymology: 1150–1200; c. OHG traht, ON drāttr; akin to OE dragan to draw draft′a•ble, adj. draft′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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