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1 draft /ˈdræft/ Brit /ˈdrɑːft/ noun
plural drafts
1 draft
/ˈdræft/ Brit /ˈdrɑːft/
noun
plural drafts
Learner's definition of DRAFT
[count] : a version of something (such as a document) that you make before you make the final version
[count] US draft or British draught : cool air moving in a closed space (such as a room)
[count] US
: a system in which young people are required to join the armed forces of a country for a period of service usually singular
often used before another noun
: a system by which professional sports teams choose players from college or high school teams usually singular often used before another noun
[count] formal + literary US draft or British draught : an act of drinking something
also : the amount swallowed at one time
[count] US draft or British draught : a beer that is stored in and poured from a large container
: an order for the payment of money from a person or bank to another person or bank
[count]
[noncount]
technical US draft or British draught
: the depth of water that a boat needs in order to be able to float
[count]
usually singular
[noncount]
[noncount] : the depth of the water in a river, channel, etc.
draught [count] British : 2checker

on draft

(US) of beer or British on draught
: stored in and poured from a large container instead of in individual bottles or cans
2 draft /ˈdræft/ Brit /ˈdrɑːft/ adjective
2 draft
/ˈdræft/ Brit /ˈdrɑːft/
adjective
Learner's definition of DRAFT
always used before a noun
of an animal US draft or British draught : used for pulling heavy loads
of beer US draft or British draught : stored in and poured from a large container
: not yet in the final form
3 draft /ˈdræft/ Brit /ˈdrɑːft/ verb
drafts; drafted; drafting
3 draft
/ˈdræft/ Brit /ˈdrɑːft/
verb
drafts; drafted; drafting
Learner's definition of DRAFT
[+ object]
: to make a version of (something, such as a document or plan) that will need more work in order to be finished
: to choose (someone) for a special purpose
often used as (be/get) drafted
US : to officially order (someone) to join the armed forces often used as (be/get) drafted
US : to choose (someone) to play on a professional sports team
often used as (be/get) drafted
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