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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

طَوْف vor flåde Floß σχεδία balsa lautta radeau splav zattera いかだ 뗏목 vlot flåte tratwa jangada плот flotte แพ sal
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The connections of the several sections of the raft are slack and pliant, so that the raft may be readily bent into any sort of curve required by the shape of the river.
Harris wanted to cable his mother--thought it his duty to do that, as he was all she had in this world--so, while he attended to this, I went down to the longest and finest raft and hailed the captain with a hearty "Ahoy, shipmate
But the raft was nearly done, and after the Tin Woodman had cut a few more logs and fastened them together with wooden pins, they were ready to start.
The current flows toward the Winkie Country," said he; "and so, if we had a boat, or a raft, the river would float us there more quickly and more easily than we could walk.
When this was done I went down the ship's side, and pulling them to me, I tied four of them together at both ends as well as I could, in the form of a raft, and laying two or three short pieces of plank upon them crossways, I found I could walk upon it very well, but that it was not able to bear any great weight, the pieces being too light.
He is to be convoyed neither by gods nor men, but after a perilous voyage of twenty days upon a raft he is to reach fertile Scheria, {50} the land of the Phaeacians, who are near of kin to the gods, and will honour him as though he were one of ourselves.
While the carriage and horses were being placed on it, they also stepped on the raft.
There was a small log raft there which they meant to capture.
Indeed I and my two companions had all we could do to keep our own raft beyond the reach of the giants, but by dint of hard rowing we at last gained the open sea.
The skin canoe had unfortunately been lost in the night; a raft was constructed therefore, after the manner of the natives, of bundles of willows, but it could not be floated across the impetuous current.
By and by along comes part of a log raft -- nine logs fast together.
He had hardly uttered the words before the whole group rushed to the ruins, and began to pick up iron bolts, and screws, and pieces of wood and ropes, whatever materials they could find that were suitable for the construction of a raft.