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DRAFT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does draft mean? 

DRAFT (noun)
  The noun DRAFT has 11 senses:

1. a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
2. a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)
3. a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
4. a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
5. preliminary version of a written work
6. the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
7. a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
8. a dose of liquid medicine
9. compulsory military service
10. a large and hurried swallow
11. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

  Familiarity information: DRAFT used as a noun is familiar.


DRAFT (verb)
  The verb DRAFT has 3 senses:

1. draw up an outline or sketch for something
2. engage somebody to enter the army
3. make a blueprint of

  Familiarity information: DRAFT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRAFT (noun)


Sense 1draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

order of payment; draft; bill of exchange

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

negotiable instrument (an unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "draft"):

money order; postal order (a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office)

acceptance; banker's acceptance (banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank)

bank check; check; cheque (a written order directing a bank to pay money)

sight bill; sight draft (a draft payable on presentation)

time bill; time draft (a draft payable at a specified future date)

dividend warrant (an order of payment (such as a check payable to a shareholder) in which a dividend is paid)

bank draft; banker's draft (a draft drawn by a bank against funds deposited in another bank)

trade acceptance (a bill of exchange for a specific purchase; drawn on the buyer by the seller and bearing the buyer's acceptance)

redraft (a draft for the amount of a dishonored draft plus the costs and charges of drafting again)

inland bill (a bill of exchange that is both drawn and made payable in the same country)

foreign bill; foreign draft (a bill of exchange that is drawn in one country and made payable in another)

overdraft (a draft in excess of the credit balance)


Sense 2draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

draft; draught

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

air current; current of air; wind (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "draft"):

updraft (a strong upward air current)

downdraft (a strong downward air current)


Sense 3draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A preliminary sketch of a design or picture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rough drawing; draft

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

sketch; study (preliminary drawing for later elaboration)


Sense 4draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

draught; potation; tipple; draft

Context example:

they served beer on draft

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

drink (a single serving of a beverage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "draft"):

quaff (a hearty draft)


Sense 5draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preliminary version of a written work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

draft copy; draft

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

text; textual matter (the words of something written)


Sense 6draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

draught; draft

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

depth (extent downward or backward or inward)


Sense 7draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

regulator (any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.)


Sense 8draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dose of liquid medicine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

draught; draft

Context example:

he took a sleeping draft

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

dose (a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time)


Sense 9draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compulsory military service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

conscription; selective service; muster; draft

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

militarisation; militarization; mobilisation; mobilization (act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency:)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "draft"):

levy; levy en masse (the act of drafting into military service)


Sense 10draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large and hurried swallow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gulp; swig; draught; draft

Context example:

he finished it at a single gulp

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

deglutition; drink; swallow (the act of swallowing)


Sense 11draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

draught; drawing; draft

Hypernyms ("draft" is a kind of...):

pull; pulling (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you)


DRAFT (verb)


Sense 1draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw up an outline or sketch for something

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

draft; outline

Context example:

draft a speech

Hypernyms (to "draft" is one way to...):

compose; indite; pen; write (produce a literary work)

Domain category:

authorship; composition; penning; writing (the act of creating written works)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

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


Sense 2draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engage somebody to enter the army

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

muster in; draft; enlist

Hypernyms (to "draft" is one way to...):

enrol; enroll; enter; inscribe; recruit (register formally as a participant or member)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "draft"):

levy; raise; recruit (cause to assemble or enlist in the military)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3draft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a blueprint of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

blueprint; draught; draft

Hypernyms (to "draft" is one way to...):

design; plan (make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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