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English Dictionary: draft by the DICT Development Group
5 results for draft
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
    Synonym(s): draft, bill of exchange, order of payment
  2. a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
    Synonym(s): draft, draught
  3. a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
    Synonym(s): draft, rough drawing
  4. a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"
    Synonym(s): draft, draught, potation, tipple
  5. any of the various versions in the development of a written work; "a preliminary draft"; "the final draft of the constitution"
    Synonym(s): draft, draft copy
  6. the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
    Synonym(s): draft, draught
  7. a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
  8. a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft"
    Synonym(s): draft, draught
  9. compulsory military service
    Synonym(s): conscription, muster, draft, selective service
  10. a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
    Synonym(s): gulp, draft, draught, swig
  11. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
    Synonym(s): draft, draught, drawing
  1. draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"
    Synonym(s): draft, outline
  2. engage somebody to enter the army
    Synonym(s): enlist, draft, muster in
    Antonym(s): discharge, muster out
  3. make a blueprint of
    Synonym(s): blueprint, draft, draught
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Note \Note\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Noted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Noting}.] [F. noter, L. notare, fr. nota. See {Note}, n.]
      1. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to
            attend to. --Pope.
                     No more of that; I have noted it well. --Shak.
      2. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
                     Every unguarded word . . . was noted down.
      3. To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing
            charged); to brand. [Obs.]
                     They were both noted of incontinency. --Dryden.
      4. To denote; to designate. --Johnson.
      5. To annotate. [R.] --W. H. Dixon.
      6. To set down in musical characters.
      {To note a bill} [or] {draft}, to record on the back of it a
            refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which
            is done officially by a notary.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Draft \Draft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drafted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To draw the outline of; to delineate.
      2. To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial.
      3. To draw from a military band or post, or from any
            district, company, or society; to detach; to select.
                     Some royal seminary in Upper Egypt, from whence they
                     drafted novices to supply their colleges and
                     temples.                                             -- Holwell.
      4. To transfer by draft.
                     All her rents been drafted to London. -- Fielding.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Draft \Draft\, a.
      1. Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as
            vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as {Draught}.
      2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of
            air. Same as {Draught}.
      Note: The forms draft and draught, in the senses above-given,
               are both on approved use.
      {Draft box}, {Draft engine}, {Draft horse}, {Draft net},
      {Draft ox}, {Draft tube}. Same as {Draught box}, {Draught
            engine}, etc. See under {Draught}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
      Note: In modern law, proposal and acceptance are the
               constituent elements into which all contracts are
      {Acceptance of a bill of exchange}, {check}, {draft}, [or]
      {order}, is an engagement to pay it according to the terms.
            This engagement is usually made by writing the word
            [bd]accepted[b8] across the face of the bill.
      {Acceptance of goods}, under the statute of frauds, is an
            intelligent acceptance by a party knowing the nature of
            the transaction.
      6. Meaning; acceptation. [Obs.]
      {Acceptance of persons}, partiality, favoritism. See under
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