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Idioms for draft

    on draft, available to be drawn from a cask rather than from a sealed bottle: imported beer on draft.
Also especially British, draught [draft, drahft] /dræft, drɑft/ (for defs. 1, 3-10, 18-25, 28-33, 35-38) .

Origin of draft

Later spelling of draught (since 16th century)

OTHER WORDS FROM draft

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH draft

draft , draught
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British Dictionary definitions for draft

draft
/ (drɑːft) /

noun

verb (tr)

noun, verb

Derived forms of draft

drafter, noun

Word Origin for draft

C16: variant of draught
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for draft

draft
[ drăft ]

n.

A measured portion of a liquid or aerosol medication; a dose.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Cultural definitions for draft (1 of 2)

draft

A preliminary version of a book, speech, essay, or outline.

Cultural definitions for draft (2 of 2)

draft

A system for selecting young men for compulsory military service, administered in the United States by the Selective Service System. At present the United States relies on a volunteer military and does not have a draft, though young men are required by law to register with the Selective Service. (See also conscientious objector and draft dodger.)

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