Meaning of DRAFT in English


I. noun see: draw Date: 13th century 1. the act of drawing a net, haul 2b, 2. the act or an instance of drinking or inhaling, a portion poured out or mixed for drinking ; dose , 3. the force required to pull an implement, load or load-pulling capacity, 4. the act of moving loads by drawing or pulling ; pull , a team of animals together with what they draw, 5. delineation , representation , scheme , design , a preliminary sketch, outline, or version , the act, result, or plan of drawing out or stretching, 7. the act of drawing (as from a cask), a portion of liquid so drawn , ~ beer , the depth of water a ship draws especially when loaded, 9. a. a system for or act of selecting individuals from a group (as for compulsory military service), an act or process of selecting an individual (as for political candidacy) without the individual's expressed consent, a group of individuals selected especially by military ~, a system whereby exclusive rights to selected new players are apportioned among professional teams, 10. an order for the payment of money drawn by one person or bank on another, the act or an instance of drawing from or making demands upon something ; demand , 11. a current of air in a closed-in space , a device for regulating the flow of air (as in a fireplace), angle , taper , a pocket of reduced air pressure behind a moving object, II. adjective Date: 15th century used or adapted for drawing loads , being or having been on ~ , III. verb Date: 1714 transitive verb to select for some purpose: as, to conscript for military service, to select (a professional athlete) by ~, 2. to draw the preliminary sketch, version, or plan of , compose , prepare , to draw off or away , to stay close behind (another racer) so as to take advantage of the reduced air pressure created by the leading racer, intransitive verb to practice ~smanship, to ~ another racer (as in car or bike racing), ~able adjective ~ee noun ~er noun

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