1. [ noun ] a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
Related terms: float life_raft balsa_raft
2. [ verb ] travel by raft in water

"Raft the Colorado River"

Related terms: travel
3. [ verb ] make into a raft

"raft these logs"

Related terms: manufacture
4. [ verb ] (transportation) transport on a raft

"raft wood down a river"

Related terms: transport navigation
5. [ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Synonyms: mass good_deal lot great_deal pile plenty heap sight deal flock mint whole_lot quite_a_little pot slew stack mickle mess wad spate whole_slew tidy_sum muckle peck hatful batch

: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"

Related terms: large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap
Similar spelling:   rapt