Meaning of DRAFT in English

DRAFT

transcription, транскрипция: [ drɑ:ft, dræft ]

( drafts, drafting, drafted)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A draft is an early version of a letter, book, or speech.

I rewrote his rough draft, which was published under my name...

I faxed a first draft of this article to him.

N-COUNT : usu with supp

2.

When you draft a letter, book, or speech, you write the first version of it.

He drafted a standard letter to the editors...

VERB : V n

3.

If you are drafted , you are ordered to serve in the armed forces, usually for a limited period of time. ( mainly AM )

During the Second World War, he was drafted into the US Army...

= conscript

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed into n

4.

If people are drafted into a place, they are moved there to do a particular job.

Extra police have been drafted into the town after the violence...

The manager will make a special plea to draft the player into his squad as a replacement.

VERB : be V-ed in/into n , V n in/into n

5.

The draft is the practice of ordering people to serve in the armed forces, usually for a limited period of time. ( mainly AM )

...his effort to avoid the draft.

= conscription

N-SING : the N

6.

A draft is a written order for payment of money by a bank, especially from one bank to another.

Ten days later Carmen received a bank draft for a plane ticket.

N-COUNT : oft by N

7.

see also draught

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