Draught
Draught Draught (dr[.a]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draughted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Draughting}.] 1. To draw out; to call forth. See {Draft}. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To diminish or exhaust by drawing. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The Parliament so often draughted and drained. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing. [1913 Webster]

{Draughting room}, a room draughtsmen to work in, and where plans are kept. [1913 Webster]


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  • Draught — Draught, n. [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See {Draft}, n., {Draw}.] 1. The act of drawing or pulling; as: (a) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like. [1913 Webster] A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draught — Draught, a. 1. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. [1913 Webster] 3. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draught — [drɑːft ǁ dræft] noun [countable] TRANSPORT a ship s draught is the distance from the bottom of the ship to the level of the water. This distance is the depth of water that a ship needs to float ˈladen ˌdraught TRANSPORT the draught when a ship… …   Financial and business terms

  • draught — draught; draught·house; …   English syllables

  • draught — (US draft) ► NOUN 1) a current of cool air in a room or confined space. 2) a single act of drinking or inhaling. 3) literary or archaic a quantity of a liquid with medicinal properties: a sleeping draught. 4) the depth of water needed to float a… …   English terms dictionary

  • draught — [ dræft ] the British spelling of draft1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • draught — c.1200, from O.E. *dreaht, *dræht, related to dragan to draw, drag (see DRAG (Cf. drag)). Oldest sense besides that of pulling is of drinking. It retains the functions that did not branch off with DRAFT (Cf. draft) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • draught — [draft, dräft] n., vt., adj. now chiefly Brit. sp. of DRAFT …   English World dictionary

  • draught — [[t]drɑ͟ːft, dræ̱ft[/t]] draughts (in AM, use draft) 1) N COUNT A draught is a current of air that comes into a place in an undesirable way. Block draughts around doors and windows... On a cold day there can be quite a draught from the letterbox …   English dictionary

  • draught — 01. She finished the beer in one long [draught]. 02. There is nothing as delicious as a glass of [draught] Guinness beer. 03. During hot weather, bees will fan their wings at the entrance to their hive in order to produce a cool [draught]. 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

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