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.

Derivatives:

draftee n. drafter n.

Etymology: phonetic spelling of DRAUGHT

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.