Definition of "draft" []

  • A current of air in an enclosed area. (noun)
  • A device that regulates the flow or circulation of air. (noun)
  • The act of pulling loads; traction. (noun)
  • Something that is pulled or drawn; a load. (noun)
  • A team of animals used to pull loads. (noun)
  • A plan, sketch, or drawing of something (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A preliminary outline of a book, speech, etc (noun)
  • A demand or drain on something (noun)
  • The divergent duct leading from a water turbine to its tailrace (noun)
  • Selection for compulsory military service (noun)
  • Detachment of military personnel from one unit to another (noun)
  • An allowance on merchandise sold by weight (noun)
  • A line or narrow border that is chiselled on the surface of a stone to serve as a guide for levelling it (noun)
  • A group of livestock separated from the rest of the herd or flock (noun)
  • To draw up an outline or sketch for something (verb)
  • To prepare a plan or design of (verb)
  • To detach (military personnel) from one unit to another (verb)
  • To select for compulsory military service (verb)
  • To chisel a draft on (stone, etc) (verb)
  • To select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock (verb)
  • To select (farm stock) for sale (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "draft" in a sentence
  • "U. experts visit second Iranian enrichment plant uranium enrichment plant yesterday to verify whether the newly disclosed facility was created for peaceful Iran and world powers on a deal to ease concerns about Tehran's nuclear drive started well Monday, the ... minister says officials will respond "within the next few days" to a U.N. draft proposal that would allow nuclear program despite international concerns, the country's president said Tuesday, as the world awaited Tehran's response to a nuclear deal that Iran (AP) -- Iran accepted the general framework of a U. N.-draft nuclear deal Tuesday, but said it would seek "important changes" that could test the willingness of world powers to make concessions in uranium out of the country for final processing."
  • "Well, first of all, I don't use the term draft-dodger."
  • "I know our draft is already underway, but I just saw an announcement that Erykah Badu is playing a show at Cramton Auditorium on Friday night."