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draft

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Draft \Draft\ (dr[.a]ft), noun [The same word as draught. OE. draught, draht, fr. AS. dragan to draw. See {Draw}, and cf. {Draught}.]

1. The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as {Draught}.

Everything available for draft burden. -- S. G. Goodrich.

2. (Mil.) A selecting or detaching of soldiers from an army, or from any part of it, or from a military post; also from any district, or any company or collection of persons, or from the people at large; also, the body of men thus drafted.

Several of the States had supplied the deficiency by drafts to serve for the year. --Marshall.

3. An order from one person or party to another, directing the payment of money; a bill of exchange.

I thought it most prudent to defer the drafts till advice was received of the progress of the loan. -- A. Hamilton.

4. An allowance or deduction made from the gross weight of goods. -- Simmonds.

5. A drawing of lines for a plan; a plan delineated, or drawn in outline; a delineation. See {Draught}.

6. The form of any writing as first drawn up; the first rough sketch of written composition, to be filled in, or completed. See {Draught}.

7. (Masonry) (a) A narrow border left on a finished stone, worked differently from the rest of its face. (b) A narrow border worked to a plane surface along the edge of a stone, or across its face, as a guide to the stone-cutter.

8. (Milling) The slant given to the furrows in the dress of a millstone.

9. (Naut.) Depth of water necessary to float a ship. See {Draught}.

10. A current of air. Same as {Draught}.

11. A quantity of liquid poured out for drinking; a dose. [PJC]

12. The act of drawing a quantity of liquid from a large container; also, the quantity of liquid so drawn. [PJC]

13. A device for regulating the flow of gases in a chimney, stovepipe, fireplace, etc.; as, to close the chimney draft. It is usually a flat plate of the same internal dimensions as the flue, which can be rotated to be parallel to or perpendicular to the current of gases. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Draft \Draft\, adjective

1. Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as {Draught}; as, a draft horse.

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 in 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Draft \Draft\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Drafted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drafting}.]

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; especially, to compulsorily select and induct members of a population to serve in the armed forces. [1913 Webster +PJC]

HotLips Houlihan: How did a degenerate person like him achieve such a position of responsibility in the army? Radar: He was drafted. --M*A*S*H (the movie)

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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

draft

noun

1: a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another [syn: {draft}, {bill of exchange}, {order of payment}]

2: a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle) [syn: {draft}, {draught}]

3: a preliminary sketch of a design or picture [syn: {draft}, {rough drawing}]

4: a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft" [syn: {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" [syn: {draft}, {draft copy}]

6: the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded) [syn: {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" [syn: {draft}, {draught}]

9: compulsory military service [syn: {conscription}, {muster}, {draft}, {selective service}]

10: a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp" [syn: {gulp}, {draft}, {draught}, {swig}]

11: the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling [syn: {draft}, {draught}, {drawing}]

verb

1: draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech" [syn: {draft}, {outline}]

2: engage somebody to enter the army [syn: {enlist}, {draft}, {muster in}] [ant: {discharge}, {muster out}]

3: make a blueprint of [syn: {blueprint}, {draft}, {draught}]

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