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draft

  

      n  
1    a plan, sketch, or drawing of something  
2    a preliminary outline of a book, speech, etc.  
3       another word for       bill of exchange  
4    a demand or drain on something  
5    the divergent duct leading from a water turbine to its tailrace  
6      (U.S.)   selection for compulsory military service  
7    detachment of military personnel from one unit to another  
8      (Commerce)   an allowance on merchandise sold by weight  
9    a line or narrow border that is chiselled on the surface of a stone to serve as a guide for levelling it  
10      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a group of livestock separated from the rest of the herd or flock  
      vb   tr  
11    to draw up an outline or sketch for something  
to draft a speech     
12    to prepare a plan or design of  
13    to detach (military personnel) from one unit to another  
14      (Chiefly U.S.)   to select for compulsory military service  
15    to chisel a draft on (stone, etc.)  
16      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
a    to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock  
b    to select (farm stock) for sale  
      n  
      vb  
17       the usual U.S. spelling of       draught       1--8, 11  
     (C16: variant of draught)  
  drafter      n  


bank draft  
      n   a cheque drawn by a bank on itself, which is bought by a person to pay a supplier unwilling to accept a normal cheque,   (Also called)    bankers cheque  
draft board  
      n     (U.S)   a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service  
draft dodger  
      n     (U.S)   one who evades compulsory military service  
draft-quality printing  
      n     (Computing)   low-quality, high-speed output in printed form from a printer linked to a word processor  
   Compare       letter-quality printing  
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demand bill   , draft         
      n   a bill of exchange that is payable on demand,   (Also called)    sight bill  


bank draft  
      n   a cheque drawn by a bank on itself, which is bought by a person to pay a supplier unwilling to accept a normal cheque,   (Also called)    bankers cheque  
draft         
      n  
1    a plan, sketch, or drawing of something  
2    a preliminary outline of a book, speech, etc.  
3       another word for       bill of exchange  
4    a demand or drain on something  
5    the divergent duct leading from a water turbine to its tailrace  
6      (U.S.)   selection for compulsory military service  
7    detachment of military personnel from one unit to another  
8      (Commerce)   an allowance on merchandise sold by weight  
9    a line or narrow border that is chiselled on the surface of a stone to serve as a guide for levelling it  
10      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a group of livestock separated from the rest of the herd or flock  
      vb   tr  
11    to draw up an outline or sketch for something  
to draft a speech     
12    to prepare a plan or design of  
13    to detach (military personnel) from one unit to another  
14      (Chiefly U.S.)   to select for compulsory military service  
15    to chisel a draft on (stone, etc.)  
16      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
a    to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock  
b    to select (farm stock) for sale  
      n  
      vb  
17       the usual U.S. spelling of       draught       1--8, 11  
     (C16: variant of draught)  
  drafter      n  
draft board  
      n     (U.S)   a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service  
draft dodger  
      n     (U.S)   one who evades compulsory military service  
draft-quality printing  
      n     (Computing)   low-quality, high-speed output in printed form from a printer linked to a word processor  
   Compare       letter-quality printing  

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draught   ,   (U.S.)   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   
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      (Also called)    draughtsman   any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    checker  
10    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,   (See also)        draughts  
     (C14: probably from Old Norse drahtr, of Germanic origin; related to draw)  
  draughter     (U.S.)  
  drafter      n  


bank draft  
      n   a cheque drawn by a bank on itself, which is bought by a person to pay a supplier unwilling to accept a normal cheque,   (Also called)    bankers cheque  
draft         
      n  
1    a plan, sketch, or drawing of something  
2    a preliminary outline of a book, speech, etc.  
3       another word for       bill of exchange  
4    a demand or drain on something  
5    the divergent duct leading from a water turbine to its tailrace  
6      (U.S.)   selection for compulsory military service  
7    detachment of military personnel from one unit to another  
8      (Commerce)   an allowance on merchandise sold by weight  
9    a line or narrow border that is chiselled on the surface of a stone to serve as a guide for levelling it  
10      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a group of livestock separated from the rest of the herd or flock  
      vb   tr  
11    to draw up an outline or sketch for something  
to draft a speech     
12    to prepare a plan or design of  
13    to detach (military personnel) from one unit to another  
14      (Chiefly U.S.)   to select for compulsory military service  
15    to chisel a draft on (stone, etc.)  
16      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
a    to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock  
b    to select (farm stock) for sale  
      n  
      vb  
17       the usual U.S. spelling of       draught       1--8, 11  
     (C16: variant of draught)  
  drafter      n  
draft board  
      n     (U.S)   a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service  
draft dodger  
      n     (U.S)   one who evades compulsory military service  
draft-quality printing  
      n     (Computing)   low-quality, high-speed output in printed form from a printer linked to a word processor  
   Compare       letter-quality printing  

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foreign bill   , draft         
      n   a bill of exchange that is drawn in one country and made payable in another: used extensively in foreign trade  
   Compare       inland bill  


bank draft  
      n   a cheque drawn by a bank on itself, which is bought by a person to pay a supplier unwilling to accept a normal cheque,   (Also called)    bankers cheque  
draft         
      n  
1    a plan, sketch, or drawing of something  
2    a preliminary outline of a book, speech, etc.  
3       another word for       bill of exchange  
4    a demand or drain on something  
5    the divergent duct leading from a water turbine to its tailrace  
6      (U.S.)   selection for compulsory military service  
7    detachment of military personnel from one unit to another  
8      (Commerce)   an allowance on merchandise sold by weight  
9    a line or narrow border that is chiselled on the surface of a stone to serve as a guide for levelling it  
10      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a group of livestock separated from the rest of the herd or flock  
      vb   tr  
11    to draw up an outline or sketch for something  
to draft a speech     
12    to prepare a plan or design of  
13    to detach (military personnel) from one unit to another  
14      (Chiefly U.S.)   to select for compulsory military service  
15    to chisel a draft on (stone, etc.)  
16      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
a    to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock  
b    to select (farm stock) for sale  
      n  
      vb  
17       the usual U.S. spelling of       draught       1--8, 11  
     (C16: variant of draught)  
  drafter      n  
draft board  
      n     (U.S)   a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service  
draft dodger  
      n     (U.S)   one who evades compulsory military service  
draft-quality printing  
      n     (Computing)   low-quality, high-speed output in printed form from a printer linked to a word processor  
   Compare       letter-quality printing  

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Collins
sight bill   , draft         
      n      variants of       demand bill  


bank draft  
      n   a cheque drawn by a bank on itself, which is bought by a person to pay a supplier unwilling to accept a normal cheque,   (Also called)    bankers cheque  
draft         
      n  
1    a plan, sketch, or drawing of something  
2    a preliminary outline of a book, speech, etc.  
3       another word for       bill of exchange  
4    a demand or drain on something  
5    the divergent duct leading from a water turbine to its tailrace  
6      (U.S.)   selection for compulsory military service  
7    detachment of military personnel from one unit to another  
8      (Commerce)   an allowance on merchandise sold by weight  
9    a line or narrow border that is chiselled on the surface of a stone to serve as a guide for levelling it  
10      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a group of livestock separated from the rest of the herd or flock  
      vb   tr  
11    to draw up an outline or sketch for something  
to draft a speech     
12    to prepare a plan or design of  
13    to detach (military personnel) from one unit to another  
14      (Chiefly U.S.)   to select for compulsory military service  
15    to chisel a draft on (stone, etc.)  
16      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
a    to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock  
b    to select (farm stock) for sale  
      n  
      vb  
17       the usual U.S. spelling of       draught       1--8, 11  
     (C16: variant of draught)  
  drafter      n  
draft board  
      n     (U.S)   a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service  
draft dodger  
      n     (U.S)   one who evades compulsory military service  
draft-quality printing  
      n     (Computing)   low-quality, high-speed output in printed form from a printer linked to a word processor  
   Compare       letter-quality printing  

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draft

  

      vb  
1    compose, delineate, design, draw, draw up, formulate, outline, plan, sketch  
      n  
2    abstract, delineation, outline, plan, preliminary form, rough, sketch, version  
3    bill     (of exchange)   cheque, order, postal order  

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