1. [ verb ] (writing) draw up an outline or sketch for something
Synonyms: outline rough

"draft a speech"

Related terms: write writing drafting drafter
2. [ verb ] (military) engage somebody to enter the army
Synonyms: enlist muster_in
Related terms: discharge enroll conscript recruitment recruit conscription
3. [ noun ] (meteorology) a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)
Synonyms: air_current draught
Related terms: wind updraft downdraft thermal
4. [ noun ] (fine art) a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
Synonyms: rough_drawing
Related terms: sketch blueprint
5. [ noun ] (writing,banking) a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
Synonyms: order_of_payment bill_of_exchange
Related terms: negotiable_instrument check money_order dividend_warrant redraft inland_bill trade_acceptance bank_draft acceptance foreign_bill sight_draft time_draft overdraft
6. [ noun ] (writing) preliminary version of a written work
Synonyms: draft_copy
Related terms: text
7. [ noun ] (food) a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
Synonyms: draught tipple potation

"they served beer on draft"

Related terms: drink quaff tipple
8. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) a dose of liquid medicine
Synonyms: draught

"he took a sleeping draft"

Related terms: dose
9. [ noun ] (biology) a large and hurried swallow
Synonyms: gulp swig draught

"he finished it at a single gulp"

Related terms: swallow gulp
10. [ noun ] a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
Related terms: regulator
11. [ noun ] the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
Synonyms: draught
Related terms: depth
12. [ verb ] make a blueprint of
Synonyms: draught blueprint
Related terms: design blueprint
13. [ noun ] (military) compulsory military service
Synonyms: conscription selective_service muster
Related terms: mobilization levy military conscript
14. [ noun ] the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
Synonyms: drawing draught
Related terms: pull pull
Similar spelling:   drafty