Meaning of DRAFT in English

DRAFT

■ noun

1》 a preliminary version of a piece of writing.

↘a plan or sketch.

2》 a written order to pay a specified sum.

3》 ( the ~ ) US compulsory recruitment for military service.

4》 N. Amer. a procedure whereby sports players are made available for selection or reselection by the teams in a league.

5》 US spelling of draught .

■ verb

1》 prepare a preliminary version of (a text).

2》 send (a person or group) somewhere for a particular purpose.

↘ US conscript for military service.

Derivatives

~er noun

Origin

C16: phonetic spelling of draught .

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