transcription, транскрипция: [ drɑ:ft, dræft ]
( drafts, drafting, drafted)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
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
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
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...
VERB : usu passive , be V-ed into n
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
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.
N-SING : the N
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
see also draught