Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun draft

11 senses of draft

Sense 1
draft, bill of exchange, order of payment -- (a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another)
       => negotiable instrument -- (an unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money)

Sense 2
draft, draught -- (a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle))
       => wind, air current, current of air -- (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere")

Sense 3
draft, rough drawing -- (a preliminary sketch of a design or picture)
       => sketch, study -- (preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint")

Sense 4
draft, draught, potation, tipple -- (a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft")
       => drink -- (a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner")

Sense 5
draft, draft copy -- (any of the various versions in the development of a written work; "a preliminary draft"; "the final draft of the constitution")
       => text, textual matter -- (the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text")

Sense 6
draft, draught -- (the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded))
       => depth, deepness -- (the extent downward or backward or inward; "the depth of the water"; "depth of a shelf"; "depth of a closet")

Sense 7
draft -- (a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace)
       => regulator -- (any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.)

Sense 8
draft, draught -- (a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft")
       => dose, dosage -- (a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time)

Sense 9
conscription, muster, draft, selective service -- (compulsory military service)
       => mobilization, mobilisation, militarization, militarisation -- (act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops")

Sense 10
gulp, draft, draught, swig -- (a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp")
       => swallow, drink, deglutition -- (the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips")

Sense 11
draft, draught, drawing -- (the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling)
       => pull, pulling -- (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb draft

3 senses of draft

Sense 1
draft, outline -- (draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech")
       => write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")

Sense 2
enlist, draft, muster in -- (engage somebody to enter the army)
       => enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruit -- (register formally as a participant or member; "The party recruited many new members")

Sense 3
blueprint, draft, draught -- (make a blueprint of)
       => design, plan -- (make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum")

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