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[n] the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
[n] a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
[n] compulsory military service
[n] a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft"
[n] a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
[n] a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
[n] the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
[n] preliminary version of a written work
[n] a serving of drink (usually alcoholic)
[n] a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)
[n] a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
[v] engage somebody to enter the army
[v] make a blueprint of
[v] draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"


discharge, muster out

Misc. Definitions

\Draft\, a.
1. Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as {Draught}.
2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. Same as {Draught}. Note: The forms draft and draught, in the senses above-given, are both on approved use. {Draft box}, {Draft engine}, {Draft horse}, {Draft net}, {Draft ox}, {Draft tube}. Same as {Draught box}, {Draught engine}, etc. See under {Draught}.
\Draft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drafted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drafting}.]
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. Some royal seminary in Upper Egypt, from whence they drafted novices to supply their colleges and temples. -- Holwell.
4. To transfer by draft. All her rents been drafted to London. -- Fielding.

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