Draft - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle) (syn: draught)
- a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
- a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg (syn: draught, potation, tipple)
- any of the various versions in the development of a written work
- the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded) (syn: draught)
- a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
- compulsory military service
- a large and hurried swallow
- the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
- engage somebody to enter the army (syn: enlist)
- make a blueprint of (syn: blueprint, draught)
The published poem differs quite a bit from earlier drafts.
You may want to seal the windows with plastic to stop drafts.
The two countries are drafting a treaty.
The drama club drafted three teenagers to be in the parade.
The legislature debated drafting more soldiers.
The new rule prohibits teams from drafting players under 18.
I have seen the draft of the petition.
I have enclosed your draft.
There was no draft, there were only volunteers.
Orders came to draft the militia.
Presently Larry was summoned to help draft the sheep.
I read the first draft and thought it was very good.
All parties eventually approved the final draft (=finished form) of the peace treaty.
Eva's busy drafting her speech for the conference.
My dad was eighteen when he got drafted into the army.
present participle: drafting
past tense: drafted
past participle: drafted