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1. draft

verb. ['ˈdræft'] draw up an outline or sketch for something.

Synonyms

  • write
  • compose
  • outline
  • pen

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • disadvantage
  • uncreativeness
  • bring to

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Draft

  • staffed
  • kraft
  • krafft
  • graft
  • draught
  • craft
  • taft
  • shaft
  • laughed
  • haft
  • daft
  • calfed

How do you pronounce draft?

Pronounce draft as dræft.

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Example sentences of the word draft


1. Verb, base form
He will draft a new lease showing the length of renewal, such as for one year.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Refer to the working draft on the chalk or dry board if necessary.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Carefully draft the section granting your agent's authority.

Quotes containing the word draft


1. The first draft of anything is shit.
- Ernest Hemingway

2. When I asked my da how ye knew which was the right woman, he told me when the time came, I'd have no doubt. And I didn't. When I woke in the dark under that tree on the road to Leoch, with you sitting on my chest, cursing me for bleeding to death, I said to myself 'Jamie Fraser, for all ye canna see what she looks like, and for all she weights as much as a good draft horse, this is the woman.
- Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

3. The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.
- Terry Pratchett

2. draft

verb. ['ˈdræft'] engage somebody to enter the army.

Synonyms

  • enroll
  • recruit
  • raise
  • enrol
  • muster in
  • enter
  • enlist
  • inscribe

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • disbelieve
  • dishonor
  • erase

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. draft

noun. ['ˈdræft'] a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle).

Synonyms

  • current of air
  • downdraft
  • draught
  • wind
  • updraft

Antonyms

  • decode
  • disarmament
  • disarming
  • disassembly

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. draft

noun. ['ˈdræft'] a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another.

Synonyms

  • bill of exchange
  • postal order
  • acceptance
  • overdraft
  • negotiable instrument
  • trade acceptance
  • bank draft
  • time draft
  • redraft
  • sight bill
  • sight draft
  • order of payment
  • dividend warrant
  • banker's draft
  • cheque
  • check
  • inland bill
  • banker's acceptance
  • time bill
  • bank check
  • foreign bill
  • foreign draft

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • stay in place
  • untwine

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. draft

noun. ['ˈdræft'] a preliminary sketch of a design or picture.

Synonyms

  • study
  • rough drawing

Antonyms

  • descent
  • decrease
  • level

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. draft

noun. ['ˈdræft'] a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace.

Antonyms

  • begin

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. draft

noun. ['ˈdræft'] the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded).

Synonyms

  • deepness
  • depth

Antonyms

  • punch out
  • clock out
  • file out

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. draft

noun. ['ˈdræft'] a large and hurried swallow.

Synonyms

  • swig
  • swallow
  • gulp
  • draught
  • drink

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • activity
  • action
  • activeness

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. draft

noun. ['ˈdræft'] compulsory military service.

Synonyms

  • levy
  • mobilization
  • levy en masse
  • militarization
  • conscription
  • muster
  • mobilisation
  • militarisation

Antonyms

  • attack
  • start
  • stay
  • bore

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. draft

noun. ['ˈdræft'] a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg.

Synonyms

  • tipple
  • draught
  • drink
  • potation

Antonyms

  • detach
  • end
  • precede
  • leave office

Etymology

  • draught (Middle English (1100-1500))
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