Meaning of DRAFT in English

DRAFT

n. & v.

n. 1 a a preliminary written version of a speech, document, etc. b a rough preliminary outline of a scheme. c a sketch of work to be carried out. 2 a a written order for payment of money by a bank. b the drawing of money by means of this. 3 (foll. by on) a demand made on a person's confidence, friendship, etc. 4 a a party detached from a larger group for a special duty or purpose. b the selection of this. 5 US compulsory military service. 6 a reinforcement. 7 US = DRAUGHT.

v.tr. 1 prepare a draft of (a document, scheme, etc.). 2 select for a special duty or purpose. 3 US conscript for military service. draftee n. drafter n.

[ phonetic spelling of DRAUGHT ]

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