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1. draft  (noun) 
the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

  Also known as: draught, drawing


  More Generic:
    pull     pulling


2. draft  (noun) 
a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"

  Also known as: gulp, draught, swig


  More Generic:
    swallow     drink     deglutition


3. draft  (noun) 
compulsory military service



  Category:
    military / armed forces / armed services / military machine / war machine

  More Specific:
levy / levy en masse - the act of drafting into military service


  More Generic:
    mobilization     mobilisation     militarization     militarisation


4. draft  (noun) 
a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft"

  Also known as: draught


  More Generic:
    dose


5. draft  (noun) 
a preliminary sketch of a design or picture

  Also known as: rough drawing


  More Generic:
    sketch     study


6. draft  (noun) 
a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace



  More Generic:
    regulator


7. draft  (noun) 
the depth of a vessel''s keel below the surface (especially when loaded)

  Also known as: draught


  More Generic:
    depth


8. draft  (noun) 
preliminary version of a written work

  Also known as: draft copy


  More Generic:
    text     textual matter


9. draft  (noun) 
a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"

  Also known as: draught, potation, tipple


  More Specific:
quaff - a hearty draft


  More Generic:
    drink


10. draft  (noun) 
a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)

  Also known as: draught


  More Specific:
updraft - a strong upward air current
downdraft - a strong downward air current


  More Generic:
    wind     air current     current of air


11. draft  (noun) 
a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another



  More Specific:
overdraft - a draft in excess of the credit balance
foreign bill / foreign draft - a bill of exchange that is drawn in one country and made payable in another
inland bill - a bill of exchange that is both drawn and made payable in the same country
redraft - a draft for the amount of a dishonored draft plus the costs and charges of drafting again
trade acceptance - a bill of exchange for a specific purchase
bank draft / banker's draft - a draft drawn by a bank against funds deposited in another bank
dividend warrant - an order of payment (such as a check payable to a shareholder) in which a dividend is paid
money order / postal order - a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual
acceptance / banker's acceptance - banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
check / bank check / cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money
sight draft / sight bill - a draft payable on presentation
time draft / time bill - a draft payable at a specified future date


  More Generic:
    negotiable instrument


12. draft  (verb) 
engage somebody to enter the army

  Also known as: enlist, muster in


  More Specific:
recruit / levy / raise - cause to assemble or enlist in the military


  More Generic:
    enroll     inscribe     enter     enrol     recruit


  Opposite of:
    discharge     muster out


13. draft  (verb) 
make a blueprint of

  Also known as: blueprint, draught


  More Generic:
    design     plan


14. draft  (verb) 
draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"

  Also known as: outline


  Category:
    writing / authorship / composition / penning

  More Generic:
    write     compose     pen     indite


 

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