Meaning of DRAFT in English

DRAFT

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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...

= conscript

VERB: usu passive, be V-ed into n

4.

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

5.

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 ~.

= conscription

N-SING: the N

6.

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

7.

see also draught

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