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Definition 1: the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

Definition 2: a large and hurried swallow - [noun denoting act]

Samples where draft or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he finished it at a single gulp

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) the act of swallowing

"one swallow of the liquid was enough" "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

Definition 3: compulsory military service - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency:

"mobilization of the troops"

(... is a kind of draft ) the act of drafting into military service

(draft belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: a dose of liquid medicine - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where draft or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a sleeping draft

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

Definition 5: a preliminary sketch of a design or picture - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) preliminary drawing for later elaboration

"he made several studies before starting to paint"

Definition 6: a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace - [noun denoting artifact]

(draft is a kind of ...) any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.

Definition 7: the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) the extent downward or backward or inward

"the depth of the water" "depth of a shelf" "depth of a closet"

Definition 8: any of the various versions in the development of a written work - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where draft or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a preliminary draft
  • the final draft of the constitution

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

Definition 9: a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg - [noun denoting food]

Samples where draft or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they served beer on draft

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) a single serving of a beverage

"I asked for a hot drink" "likes a drink before dinner"

(... is a kind of draft ) a hearty draft

Definition 10: a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

"trees bent under the fierce winds" "when there is no wind, row" "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

(... is a kind of draft ) a strong upward air current

(... is a kind of draft ) a strong downward air current

Definition 11: a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) an unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money

(... is a kind of draft ) a draft payable on presentation

(... is a kind of draft ) a written order directing a bank to pay money

"he paid all his bills by check"

(... is a kind of draft ) banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank

(... is a kind of draft ) a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office

(... is a kind of draft ) an order of payment (such as a check payable to a shareholder) in which a dividend is paid

(... is a kind of draft ) a draft drawn by a bank against funds deposited in another bank

(... is a kind of draft ) a bill of exchange for a specific purchase; drawn on the buyer by the seller and bearing the buyer's acceptance

(... is a kind of draft ) a draft for the amount of a dishonored draft plus the costs and charges of drafting again

(... is a kind of draft ) a bill of exchange that is both drawn and made payable in the same country

(... is a kind of draft ) a bill of exchange that is drawn in one country and made payable in another

(... is a kind of draft ) a draft in excess of the credit balance

(... is a kind of draft ) a draft payable at a specified future date

Definition 12: engage somebody to enter the army - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) register formally as a participant or member

"The party recruited many new members"

(... is a kind of draft ) cause to assemble or enlist in the military

"raise an army" "recruit new soldiers"

Definition 13: draw up an outline or sketch for something - [verb of creation]

Samples where draft or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • draft a speech

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) produce a literary work

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

(draft belongs to category ...) the act of creating written works

"writing was a form of therapy for him" "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

Definition 14: make a blueprint of - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for draft in the sense of this definition

(draft is a kind of ...) make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

"design a better mousetrap" "plan the new wing of the museum"

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