Meaning of DRAFT in English
n. & v.
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.
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.
Etymology: phonetic spelling of DRAUGHT
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012