draught

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 Draught ox — 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.… …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 draught´er — draught «draft, drahft», noun, transitive verb, adjective. = draft. (Cf. ↑draft) –draught´er, noun. Usage draft, draught. The pronunciation (draft) has caused the spelling draught to give way to draft. In current A …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 draught — draught; draught·house; …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 draught — [ dræft ] the British spelling of draft1 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 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.) …

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

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 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

  • 14 draught — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (BrE) (AmE draft) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cold, icy ▪ A cold draught of air blew in from the open window. VERB + DRAUGHT/DRAFT ▪ create …

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  • 15 draught — draught1 [dra:ft US dræft] n BrE ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(air)¦ 2¦(beer)¦ 3¦(game)¦ 4¦(medicine)¦ 5¦(ship)¦ 6¦(swallow)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old English; Origin: dragan to pull ; DRAW1 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 draught — 1 BrE, draft AmE noun (C) 1 COLD AIR a current of cold air flowing through a room: Shut the window there s a draught in here! 2 GAME draughts (plural) BrE a) a game played by two people, each with 12 round pieces, on a board of 64 squares;… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 draught — I UK [drɑːft] / US [dræft] noun [countable] Word forms draught : singular draught plural draughts * 1) cold air that blows into a room and makes you feel uncomfortable 2) British any one of the small round pieces used in the game of draughts. The …

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  • 18 draught — /draft / (say drahft) noun 1. a current of air, especially in a room, chimney, stove, or any enclosed space. 2. a device for regulating the flow of air in a stove, fireplace, etc. 3. Nautical the fullness of a sail created by the sail maker. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 draught — draft, draught Draft, originally a phonetic respelling of draught, is used for (1) a preliminary sketch or version (She made a first draft of her speech), (2) a written order for payment by a bank, (3) a military detachment. A draftsman is… …

    Modern English usage

  • 20 draught — noun /dɹɑːft,dɹæft,dɹɔt/ a) The action or an act of pulling something along, especially a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor. She took a deep draught from the bottle of water. b) The act of drawing. he sayde vnto Simon: Cary vs into the depe,… …

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