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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rough piece of writing that needs more work; sketch.
He has written a draft of his book report.
similar words:
outline, skeleton
definition 2: a drawing, design, or plan of something to be built.
The drafts for the new building have been made.
blueprint, design, plan
similar words:
diagram, drawing, sketch, survey
definition 3: the choosing of one or more people for military duty or for certain sports teams.
A draft has not been held in the United States since the Vietnam War.
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definition 4: a current of air in a closed space such as a room, chimney, or stove.
The fire roared to life once we got a draft going.The draft in this room is making me chilly.
similar words:
current, flow, jet, stream
definition 5: a device that controls the flow of air in a stove or furnace. Fires need the oxygen in air in order to burn.
To start a fire, open the draft on the stove so that there is plenty of oxygen.
similar words:
regulator, valve
part of speech: verb
inflections: drafts, drafting, drafted
definition 1: to make a sketch or rough version of.
He drafted a letter to his senator and asked me what I thought of it.
outline, sketch
similar words:
design, plan
definition 2: to choose by draft from a group for military service or a sports team.
When the army drafted him, he had no choice but to report for duty.She was drafted by the Baltimore Comets.
similar words:
enlist, levy
part of speech: adjective
definition: used for pulling heavy loads.
The cart was pulled by a draft horse.
derivations: draftable (adj.), drafter (n.)
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