|1.||[ verb ] (writing) draw up an outline or sketch for something|
"draft a speech"
|Related terms:||write writing drafting drafter|
|2.||[ verb ] (military) engage somebody to enter the army|
|Related terms:||discharge enroll conscript recruitment recruit conscription|
|3.||[ noun ] (meteorology) a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)|
|Related terms:||wind updraft downdraft thermal|
|4.||[ noun ] (fine art) a preliminary sketch of a design or picture|
|Related terms:||sketch blueprint|
|5.||[ noun ] (writing,banking) a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another|
|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|
|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|
"he took a sleeping draft"
|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|
|11.||[ noun ] the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)|
|12.||[ verb ] make a blueprint of|
|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|
|Related terms:||pull pull|