drafting

[ draf-ting, drahf- ]
/ ˈdræf tɪŋ, ˈdrɑf- /

noun

Origin of drafting

First recorded in 1875–80; draft + -ing1

Definition for drafting (2 of 2)

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 confuseddraft draught
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British Dictionary definitions for drafting

draft

/ (drɑːft) /

noun

verb (tr)

noun, verb

Derived Formsdrafter, noun

Word Origin for draft

C16: variant of draught
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Word Origin and History for drafting

draft


n.

c.1500, spelling variant of draught (q.v.) to reflect change in pronunciation. Among the senses that have gone with this form of the word in American English, the meaning "rough copy of a writing" (something "drawn") is attested from 14c.; that of "preliminary sketch from which a final copy is made" is from 1520s; that of "flow of a current of air" is from c.1770. Of beer from the 1830s, in reference to the method of "drawing" it from the cask. Sense in bank draft is from 1745. The meaning "a drawing off a group for special duty" is from 1703, in U.S. especially of military service; the verb in this sense first recorded 1714. Related: Drafted; drafting.

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Medicine definitions for drafting

draft

[ drăft ]

n.

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

draft


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

Culture definitions for drafting (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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