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raft 1

 (răft)
n.
1. A flat structure, typically made of planks, logs, or barrels, that floats on water and is used for transport or as a platform for swimmers.
2. A flatbottom inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water: shooting the rapids in a rubber raft.
v. raft·ed, raft·ing, rafts
v.tr.
1. To convey on a raft.
2. To make into a raft.
v.intr.
To travel by raft.

[Middle English, from Old Norse raptr, beam, rafter.]

raft 2

(răft)
n. Informal
A great number, amount, or collection: "As the prairie dog goes, conservation biologists say, so may go a raft of other creatures" (William K. Stevens).

[Originally American English, alteration (probably influenced by raft) of dialectal English (Scotland and Northern England) raff, a large collection or number (of something), abundance, from Middle English raf in rif and raf, everything, one and all, sweepings, rubbish; see riffraff.]

raft

(rɑːft)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a buoyant platform of logs, planks, etc, used as a vessel or moored platform
2. (Building) a thick slab of reinforced concrete laid over soft ground to provide a foundation for a building
vb
(Nautical Terms) to convey on or travel by raft, or make a raft from
[C15: from Old Norse raptr rafter]
ˈrafting n

raft

(rɑːft)
n
informal a large collection or amount: a raft of old notebooks discovered in a cupboard.
[C19: from raff]

raft1

(ræft, rɑft)
n.
1. a more or less rigid floating platform made of buoyant materials: an inflatable rubber raft.
2. a collection of logs, planks, casks, etc., fastened together for floating on water.
4. a slab of reinforced concrete providing a footing on yielding soil, usu. for a whole building.
v.t.
5. to transport on a raft.
6. to form (logs or the like) into a raft.
7. to travel or cross by raft.
8. (of an ice floe) to transport (embedded organic or rock debris) from the shore out to sea.
v.i.
9. to use a raft; go or travel on a raft.
[1250–1300; Middle English rafte, perhaps < Old Norse raptr rafter1]

raft2

(ræft, rɑft)

n. Informal.
a great quantity; a lot.
[1825–35; variant of raff in sense “large number” (Middle English: abundance)]

Raft

 a large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately; a dense flock of swimming birds; a collection of logs; fallen trees.
Examples: raft of auks (at sea); of swimming birds; of books; of crocodiles, 1774; of fellows, 1833; of folk; of logs; of masts, 1497; of people; of reporters; of tamarisk, 1822; of timber, 1745; of trees, 1806; of fallen trees; of verdure, 1876.

raft


Past participle: rafted
Gerund: rafting

Imperative
raft
raft
Present
I raft
you raft
he/she/it rafts
we raft
you raft
they raft
Preterite
I rafted
you rafted
he/she/it rafted
we rafted
you rafted
they rafted
Present Continuous
I am rafting
you are rafting
he/she/it is rafting
we are rafting
you are rafting
they are rafting
Present Perfect
I have rafted
you have rafted
he/she/it has rafted
we have rafted
you have rafted
they have rafted
Past Continuous
I was rafting
you were rafting
he/she/it was rafting
we were rafting
you were rafting
they were rafting
Past Perfect
I had rafted
you had rafted
he/she/it had rafted
we had rafted
you had rafted
they had rafted
Future
I will raft
you will raft
he/she/it will raft
we will raft
you will raft
they will raft
Future Perfect
I will have rafted
you will have rafted
he/she/it will have rafted
we will have rafted
you will have rafted
they will have rafted
Future Continuous
I will be rafting
you will be rafting
he/she/it will be rafting
we will be rafting
you will be rafting
they will be rafting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rafting
you have been rafting
he/she/it has been rafting
we have been rafting
you have been rafting
they have been rafting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rafting
you will have been rafting
he/she/it will have been rafting
we will have been rafting
you will have been rafting
they will have been rafting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rafting
you had been rafting
he/she/it had been rafting
we had been rafting
you had been rafting
they had been rafting
Conditional
I would raft
you would raft
he/she/it would raft
we would raft
you would raft
they would raft
Past Conditional
I would have rafted
you would have rafted
he/she/it would have rafted
we would have rafted
you would have rafted
they would have rafted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raft - a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmersraft - a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
balsa raft, Kon Tiki - a light raft made of balsa
float - something that floats on the surface of water
Carling float, life raft - a raft to use if a ship must be abandoned in an emergency
2.raft - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentraft - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Verb1.raft - transport on a raft; "raft wood down a river"
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
raft - travel by raft in water; "Raft the Colorado River"
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
2.raft - travel by raft in water; "Raft the Colorado River"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
raft - transport on a raft; "raft wood down a river"
3.raft - make into a raft; "raft these logs"
fabricate, manufacture, construct - put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal"
Translations
رَمْث، طَوْفطَوْف
vor
flådetømmerflåde
lauttaroppakaupalla
splav
fleki
いかだ
뗏목
plaustas
plosts
plť
splav
flotte
แพ

raft

[rɑːft] N
1. (Naut) → balsa f
2. (= quantity) → cantidad f, montón m; (= set) → serie f

raft

[ˈrɑːft] n
(= boat) (inflatable)radeau m; (made of wood)radeau m
a bamboo raft → un radeau de bambou
(= large number) a raft of [+ measures, proposals, advisers, experts, problems] → une foule de

raft

nFloß nt

raft

[rɑːft] nzattera

raft

(raːft) noun
a number of logs, planks etc fastened together and used as a boat.

raft

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