Complete Definition of "raft"

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English
Image:Life raft.jpg|thumb|an inflatable life raft
Image:Floss.jpg|thumb|a wooden raft

Etymology
From the Old Norse word raptr, originally meaning 'beam' or 'rafter'. Cognate with "rafter".

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA: /rÉËft/
(US) IPA: /ræft/
audio|en-us-raft.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËft|-ÉËft

Noun
en-noun

  1. A flat structure made of planks, barrels etc., that floats on water, and is used for transport, emergency|emergencies or a platform for swimmers.
  2. A flat-bottomed inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water.
  3. A large (but unspecified) number, a lot.

#:All we've ever got from you is a raft of promises.

Related terms
life raft

Translations
trans-top|flat, floating structure
Czech: vor m
Dutch vlot n
Finnish: lautta
French: radeau
trans-mid
German: Floà n
Russian: Ð¿Ð»Ð¾Ñ (plot) m
trans-bottom

trans-top|inflatable floating craft
German: Schlauchboot n
trans-mid
trans-bottom

a large but unspecified number of something

French: multitude, masse
mid

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive to convey on a raft
  2. transitive to make into a raft
  3. intransitive to travel by raft

Related terms
rafter
whitewater rafting


Albanian

Etymology
From the Turkish raf.

Noun
raft m

  1. shelf

Category:Albanian nouns

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