Definitions of draft

  1. To draw the outline of; to delineate.
  2. To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial.
  3. To draw from a military band or post, or from any district, company, or society; to detach; to select.
  4. To transfer by draft.
  5. To sketch out; select for military service by drawing numbers.
  6. To draw an outline of: to compose and write: to draw off: to detach.
  7. To make a draft of; detach.
  8. To conscript.
  9. engage somebody to enter the army
  10. To draw an outline of; to compose and write; to draw off; to select; to detach. See Draught.
  11. To draw men from a body of soldiers for service else- where; to select or detach; to draw out or delineate.
  12. a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
  13. compulsory military service
  14. a dose of liquid medicine; " he took a sleeping draft"
  15. a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
  16. a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
  17. the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface ( especially when loaded)
  18. preliminary version of a written work
  19. The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.
  20. A written order for the payment of money, such as a check. The person who writes the draft is called the drawer, the person who holds the money -- for example, the bank -- is called the drawee, and the person who ultimately receives the money is called the payee. After receiving the draft, the payee can demand payment at any time unless the draft specifies a particular time for payment. Also called a bill of exchange. A preliminary version of a written document, such as a law or a legal brief, that is ready for revision or correction. To select for some purpose, such as military service.
  21. A sketch or outline; bill of exchange; an order for money; the plan of recruiting soldiers by conscription, rather than by enlistment; a contingent of new soldiers; the depth of water a vessel draws or to which she sinks; a current of air; a drink.
  22. The act of drinking; a drink.
  23. Anything drawn: a selection of men from an army, etc.: an order for the payment of money: lines drawn for a plan: a rough sketch: the depth to which a vessel sinks in water.
  24. Anything drawn; a drawing; sketch or plan; order for money; troops drawn from an army, or from the people; floating depth of a ship.
  25. A current of air.
  26. The act of drawing; a haul; pull; drag.
  27. A plan; sketch.
  28. A money order; bill of exchange.
  29. A military or naval conscription.
  30. An exhausting demand.
  31. The act of drawing; anything drawn off; a body of men or ships drawn off or detached for a special service; an order for the payment of money; a drawing of lines for a plan; outline; sketch; depth of water necessary to float a ship.
  32. A body of men taken from an army or any part of it, or from a district; a detachment of soldiers; a cheque or order on a bank for money; a bill of exchange; a sketch; an outline or plan on paper.
  33. Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling ( as vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as Draught.