Meaning of DRAFT in English
(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A ~ is an early version of a letter, book, or speech.
I rewrote his rough ~, which was published under my name...
I faxed a first ~ of this article to him.
N-COUNT: usu with supp
When you ~ a letter, book, or speech, you write the first version of it.
He ~ed a standard letter to the editors...
VERB: V n
If you are ~ed, 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 ~ed into the US Army...
VERB: usu passive, be V-ed into n
If people are ~ed into a place, they are moved there to do a particular job.
Extra police have been ~ed into the town after the violence...
The manager will make a special plea to ~ the player into his squad as a replacement.
VERB: be V-ed in/into n, V n in/into n
The ~ 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 ~.
N-SING: the N
A ~ is a written order for payment of money by a bank, especially from one bank to another.
Ten days later Carmen received a bank ~ for a plane ticket.
N-COUNT: oft by N
see also draught
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012