Idioms

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

Origin of draft

later spelling of draught (since 16th century)

Related forms

Can be confused

draft draught
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British Dictionary definitions for draft

draft

/ (drɑːft) /

noun

verb (tr)

noun, verb

Derived Forms

drafter, noun

Word Origin for draft

C16: variant of draught
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Medicine definitions for draft

draft

[ drăft ]

n.

A measured portion of a liquid or aerosol medication; a dose.
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Culture definitions for draft (1 of 2)

draft


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

Culture 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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