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Definition 1: a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers - [noun denoting artifact]

(raft is a kind of ...) something that floats on the surface of water

(... is a kind of raft ) a light raft made of balsa

(... is a kind of raft ) a raft to use if a ship must be abandoned in an emergency

Definition 2: a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for raft in the sense of this definition

(raft is a kind of ...) lowest support of a structure

"it was built on a base of solid rock" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

Definition 3: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

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

  • a batch of letters
  • a deal of trouble
  • a lot of money
  • he made a mint on the stock market
  • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
  • it must have cost plenty
  • a slew of journalists
  • a wad of money

Synonyms for raft in the sense of this definition

(raft is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of raft ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of raft ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 4: make into a raft - [verb of creation]

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

  • raft these logs

(raft is a kind of ...) put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

"the company fabricates plastic chairs" "They manufacture small toys" "He manufactured a popular cereal"

Definition 5: travel by raft in water - [verb of motion]

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

  • Raft the Colorado River

(raft is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(raft has a similar meaning as ...) transport on a raft

"raft wood down a river"

Definition 6: transport on a raft - [verb of motion]

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

  • raft wood down a river

(raft is a kind of ...) move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

(raft has a similar meaning as ...) travel by raft in water

"Raft the Colorado River"

(raft belongs to category ...) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

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