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. 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
A general disinclination to submit to the draught is apparent all over the country.
October 4th, 2009 BANGKOK - Gilles Simon broke a title draught stretching a year as the Frenchman dominated Serb Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-3 Sunday to win the Thailand Open.
Yeah the long draught is about to be broken. pitty that battlestar is not coming back till 2008 because then i would be jumping for joy.
Allah do the death of Love, what a bitter draught is his!
Which reminded him that he must hire a pew, in the sun if possible and well forward so as to be out of the draught from the door.
The faint back-draught from the headsails fanned his cheek and chest with
Hence the phrase "I feel a draught" is unknown in that country.
At sundown his captor entered the chamber and gave him a meager draught from the canteen.
It was but yesterday that such beings peopled the forest, beings with as much of life as runs within our own veins, who drank their daily draught from the springs we now call our own; yesterday they were here, to-day scarce a vestige of their existence can be pointed out among us.
Though the draught is postponed in New York it has not been formally abandoned by the Government.