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English noun: draft

1. draft (possession) a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another


Synonymsbill of exchange, order of payment


Broader (hypernym)negotiable instrument


Narrower (hyponym)acceptance, bank check, bank draft, banker's acceptance, banker's draft, check, cheque, dividend warrant, foreign bill, foreign draft, inland bill, money order, overdraft, postal order, redraft, sight bill, sight draft, time bill, time draft, trade acceptance

2. draft (phenomenon) a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)


Synonymsdraught


Broader (hypernym)air current, current of air, wind


Narrower (hyponym)downdraft, updraft

3. draft (artifact) a preliminary sketch of a design or picture


Synonymsrough drawing


Broader (hypernym)sketch, study

4. draft (food) a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg


SamplesThey served beer on draft.


Synonymsdraught, potation, tipple


Broader (hypernym)drink


Narrower (hyponym)quaff

5. draft (communication) any of the various versions in the development of a written work


SamplesA preliminary draft.
The final draft of the constitution.


Synonymsdraft copy


Broader (hypernym)text, textual matter

6. draft (attribute) the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)


Synonymsdraught


Broader (hypernym)deepness, depth

7. draft (artifact) a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace


Broader (hypernym)regulator

8. draft (artifact) a dose of liquid medicine


SamplesHe took a sleeping draft.


Synonymsdraught


Broader (hypernym)dosage, dose

9. draft (act) compulsory military service


Synonymsconscription, muster, selective service


Broader (hypernym)militarisation, militarization, mobilisation, mobilization


Narrower (hyponym)levy, levy en masse


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

10. draft (act) a large and hurried swallow


SamplesHe finished it at a single gulp.


Synonymsdraught, gulp, swig


Broader (hypernym)deglutition, drink, swallow

11. draft (act) the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling


Synonymsdraught, drawing


Broader (hypernym)pull, pulling


English verb: draft

1. draft (creation) draw up an outline or sketch for something


SamplesDraft a speech.


ExamplesDid he draft his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsoutline


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

2. draft (competition) engage somebody to enter the army


Synonymsenlist, muster in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe, recruit


Narrower (hyponym)levy, raise, recruit


Antonymsmuster out, discharge

3. draft (creation) make a blueprint of


Synonymsblueprint, draught


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)design, plan









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