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draught

 (dräft)
n.v. & adj. Chiefly British
Variant of draft.

draught

(drɑːft) or

draft

n
1. a current of air, esp one intruding into an enclosed space
2.
a. the act of pulling a load, as by a vehicle or animal
b. (as modifier): a draught horse.
3. the load or quantity drawn
4. a portion of liquid to be drunk, esp a dose of medicine
5. the act or an instance of drinking; a gulp or swallow
6. the act or process of drawing air, smoke, etc, into the lungs
7. the amount of air, smoke, etc, inhaled in one breath
8. (Brewing)
a. beer, wine, etc, stored in bulk, esp in a cask, as opposed to being bottled
b. (as modifier): draught beer.
c. on draught drawn from a cask or keg
9. (Chess & Draughts) Also called: draughtsman any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts. US and Canadian equivalent: checker
10. (Nautical Terms) the depth of a loaded vessel in the water, taken from the level of the waterline to the lowest point of the hull
11. feel the draught to be short of money
[C14: probably from Old Norse drahtr, of Germanic origin; related to draw]
ˈdraughter, ˈdrafter n

draught

(dræft, drɑft)

n., v.t., v.i., adj.
Chiefly Brit. draft.

Draft, Draught

 a load; the quantity drawn forward; a chosen detachment of men. See also detachment, detail.
Examples: draft of bottlers, 1486; of calves, 1830; of cars; of cattle [culled from the herd], 1800; of eels [20 pounds]; of fish; of men, 1813; of sailors, 1890; of soldiers, 1756.

draught

draft

Draught and draft are both pronounced (/drɑːft/).

1. used as nouns

In British English, a draught is a current of air coming into a room or vehicle.

The draught from the window stirred the papers on her desk.
They used to open the windows and doors to create a draught.

In American English, this is spelled draft.

A draft of steamy air blew out at them and Meers said, 'Jesus, we left the heat on'.

In British English, draughts is a game played by two people with round pieces on a board like a chessboard. This game is called checkers in American English.

In both British and American English, a draft of a letter, book, or speech is an early version of it.

...the change from the first draft to the final printed version.
He showed me the draft of an article he was writing.
2. 'draft' used as a verb

Draft can also be a verb. In both British and American English, when people are drafted somewhere, they are moved there to do a particular job.

Extra staff were drafted from Paris to Rome.

In American English, if you are drafted, you are ordered to serve in one of the armed forces.

I was drafted into the navy.
He took a temporary job while he was waiting to be drafted.

In British English, you usually say that someone is called up.

He was called up for National Service in 1950 and served as a driver with the Royal Signals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.draught - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a kegdraught - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"
quaff - a hearty draft
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
2.draught - a large and hurried swallowdraught - a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
deglutition, swallow, drink - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
3.draught - a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
updraft - a strong upward air current
downdraft - a strong downward air current
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
4.draught - the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
depth, deepness - the extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet"
5.draught - a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft"
dose, dosage - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
6.draught - the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
pull, pulling - the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
Verb1.draught - make a blueprint of
design, plan - make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"

draught

noun
1. breeze, current, wind, movement, flow, puff, influx, gust, current of air Block draughts around doors and windows.
2. drink, swallow, slug, mouthful, swig He took a draught of beer.
Translations
تَيّار هَواءتَيَّارٌ هَوَائِيّكَمِّيَّه
průvanponortahdoušekkámen
trækdybdeslurk
huikkailmavirtakulausvetoviima
propuh
huzatléghuzat
djúpristasopi, teygursúgur, trekkur
隙間風
외풍
gramzdagrimzlėgurkšnissiurbsnisskersvėjis
dúšokponorprievan
prepih
drag
กระแสลม
cereyanhava akımısu çekimi/kesimisu derinliğiyudum
gió lùa

draught

draft (US) [drɑːft]
A. N
1. [of air] → corriente f de aire; (for fire) → tiro m
there's a draught from the windowentra corriente por la ventana
to feel the draughtpasar apuros (económicos)
2. (= drink) → trago m
he took a long draught of ciderse echó un buen trago de sidra
at one draughtde un trago
on draughtde barril
3. (Med) → dosis f inv
4. (Naut) → calado m
B. CPD draught beer Ncerveza f de barril
draught excluder Nburlete m
draught horse Ncaballo m de tiro

draught

(British) [ˈdrɑːft] draft (US) n
[air] → courant m d'air
(for fire)tirage m
[ship] → tirant m d'eau
on draught [beer] → à la pressiondraught beer nbière f pression, bière f à la pression

draught

, (US) draft
n
(Luft)zug m; (= through draught)Durchzug m; (for fire) → Zug m; there’s a terrible draught in herehier zieht es fürchterlich; I’m sitting in a draughtich sitze im Zug; are you in a draught?ziehts Ihnen?; there’s a draught blowing round the back of my neckmir ziehts im Genick; open the flues to increase the draughtmach die Klappen auf, damit der Ofen mehr Zug bekommt; he’s beginning to feel the draught (fig inf)ihm wird allmählich das Geld knapp
(= swallow, drink)Zug m; a draught of meadein Schluck mMet
(= draught beer)Fassbier nt; on draughtvom Fass
(Naut) → Tiefgang m
(Med) sleeping draughtSchlaftrunk m
(of fish)Fischzug m
draughts pl (Brit: = game) → Damespiel nt; (+pl vb: = pieces) → Damesteine pl
(= rough sketch) = draft N a

draught

, (US) draft:
draught animal
nZugtier nt
draught beer
nFassbier nt, → Bier ntvom Fass

draught

draft (Am) [drɑːft] n
a. (of air) → corrente f (d'aria), spiffero; (for fire) → tiraggio (Naut) → pescaggio
b. (drink) he took a long draught of beerha bevuto una lunga sorsata di birra
on draught → alla spina

draught

(American) draft (draːft) noun
1. a movement of air, especially one which causes discomfort in a room or which helps a fire to burn. We increase the heat in the furnace by increasing the draught; There's a dreadful draught in this room!
2. a quantity of liquid drunk at once without stopping. He took a long draught of beer.
3. the amount of water a ship requires to float it. a draught of half a metre.
draughts noun , (American ˈcheckers)
1. singular a game for two people, played on a board (a ˈdraughtboard , (American) ˈcheckerboard) exactly like a chessboard, with twenty-four discs.
2. plural the discs.
ˈdraughty adjective
full of draughts of air. a draughty room.

draught

تَيَّارٌ هَوَائِيّ průvan træk Luftzug ρεύμα corriente, corriente de aire viima courant d’air propuh corrente d'aria 隙間風 외풍 tocht trekk przeciąg corrente de ar сквозняк drag กระแสลม cereyan gió lùa 穿堂风
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