Complete Definition of "draft"

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English

Alternative spellings
(UK:) draught (for some of the meanings)

Pronunciation
IPA|/drÉËft/, SAMPA|/drA:ft/
italbrac|US IPA|/dræft/
:Homophones: draught
:rhymes|ÉËft

Noun
en-noun

  1. an early version of a written work

#* I have to revise the first draft of my term paper.

  1. a preliminary sketch, rough outline
  2. Depth of water needed to float ship [also spelled draught.]
  3. a current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle [also spelled draught.]
  4. a cheque, an order for money to be paid
  5. an amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow [also spelled draught.]

#* She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.

  1. conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military

#* He left the country to avoid the draft.

  1. sports a system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams

Translations
trans-top|an early version of a written work
Dutch: kladversie
Finnish: luonnos
French: brouillon, ébauche
trans-mid
Norwegian: t-|no|skisse|c, t-|no|utkast|n
Swedish: skiss
Italian: bozza
Portuguese: rascunho
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trans-top|a preliminary sketch
Finnish: luonnos
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trans-top|depth of water needed to float ship
German: t-|no|Tiefgang|m
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trans-top|a current of air
Czech: průvan m
Norwegian: t-|no|trekk|m
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trans-top|an order for money to be paid
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trans-top|an amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow
Norwegian: t-|no|slurk|m
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trans-top|conscription
Norwegian: t-|no|verneplikt|m, t-|no|tvungen militærtjeneste|m
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trans-top|a system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Ido: klado
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ttbc|Polish: brudnopis

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb

  1. write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.
  2. write a law
  3. conscript a person, force a person to serve in the military

#*He was drafted during the Vietnam War.

  1. to force or convince a person to do a job they do not want to do

#*They drafted me to be the chairperson of the new committee.

  1. (Sports:) to select a rookie player onto a professional sports team

#* After his last year of college football, he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins.

Translations
trans-top|write a first version
Finnish: luonnostella
French: ébaucher
trans-mid
German: zeichnen, entwerfen
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trans-top|write a law
trans-mid
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trans-top|conscript a person
German: abkommandieren
trans-mid
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trans-top|to force or convince a person to do a job
German: auswählen, einberufen
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Intransitive verb
en-verb

  1. (cycling) to follow very closely behind another rider, racer, or even a motor vehicle in order to gain an aerodynamic advantage by using the lead rider as a wind break and thereby conserving energy.

Adjective
draft

  1. Referring to drinks on tap as opposed to bottled. (draft beers)

Category:Cycle racing


Norwegian

Etymology
From E. draw

Noun
no-noun-n3

  1. nautical chart

Usage notes
Albeit this word is in common use, it is noted as a misnomer1.

Synonyms
sjøkart
kystkart

Category:no:Nautical

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