Meaning of DRAFT in English

DRAFT

n.

Function: transitive verb

Date: 1714

1 : to select for some purpose: as a : to conscript for military service b : to select (a professional athlete) by draft

2 a : to draw the preliminary sketch, version, or plan of < draft legislation> b : COMPOSE , PREPARE < draft a memo>

3 : to draw off or away <water draft ed by pumps>

4 : to stay close behind (another racer) so as to take advantage of the reduced air pressure created by the leading racer

intransitive verb

1 : to practice draftsmanship

2 : to draft another racer (as in car or bike racing)

– draft · able \ ' draf-t ə -b ə l, ' dräf- \ adjective

– draft · ee \ ˌ draf- ' t ē , ˌ dräf- \ noun

– draft · er \ ' draf-t ə r, ' dräf- \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.