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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of draft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action or an act of pulling something along, especially a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor.
  • n. The act of drawing.
  • n. That which is drawn.
  • n. That which draws.
  • n. Capacity of being drawn.
  • n. A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle).
  • n. The depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull.
  • n. An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow.
  • n. The act of drawing in a net for fish.
  • n. A game piece used in the game of draughts.
  • n. A type of beer, brewed using a top-fermenting yeast; ale.
  • n. Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.
  • n. A dose of medicine in liquid form.
  • n. A privy.
  • n. A drawing or picture.
  • v. To draw out; to call forth. See draft.
  • v. To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
  • v. To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. The act of drawing or pulling.
  • n. The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like.
  • n. The drawing of a bowstring.
  • n. Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.
  • n. The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.
  • n. A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.
  • n. The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2)
  • n. The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation.
  • n. That which is drawn.
  • n. That which is taken by sweeping with a net.
  • n. The force drawn; a detachment; -- in this sense usually written draft.
  • n. The quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation.
  • n. A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation.
  • n. An order for the payment of money; -- in this sense almost always written draft.
  • n. A current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney.
  • n. That which draws.
  • n. A team of oxen or horses.
  • n. A sink or drain; a privy.
  • n. A mild vesicatory; a sinapism.
  • n. Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
  • n. The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden.
  • n. An allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See Draft, 4.
  • n. A move, as at chess or checkers.
  • n. The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.
  • n. See Draft, n., 7.
  • adj. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.
  • adj. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air.
  • adj. Used in making drawings.
  • adj. Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; -- said of ale, cider, and the like.
  • transitive v. To draw out; to call forth. See draft.
  • transitive v. To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
  • transitive v. To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See draft.
  • n. See draff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
  • v. make a blueprint of
  • n. a dose of liquid medicine
  • n. a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
  • n. the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
  • n. a large and hurried swallow
  • n. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

Etymologies

From Old English dræht, from Proto-Germanic *drahtiz. (Wiktionary)

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