Definitions for draughtdræft, drɑft
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draft, draught, potation, tipple(noun)
a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
"they served beer on draft"
gulp, draft, draught, swig(noun)
a large and hurried swallow
"he finished it at a single gulp"
a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
a dose of liquid medicine
"he took a sleeping draft"
draft, draught, drawing(verb)
the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
blueprint, draft, draught(verb)
make a blueprint of
The action or an act of pulling something along, especially a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor.
The act of drawing.
That which is drawn.
That which draws.
Capacity of being drawn.
A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle).
The depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull.
An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow.
She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.
The act of drawing in a net for fish.
A game piece used in the game of draughts.
A type of beer, brewed using a top-fermenting yeast; ale.
Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.
A dose of medicine in liquid form.
A drawing or picture.
Origin: From dræht, from drahtiz.
the act of drawing or pulling
the act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like
the drawing of a bowstring
act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish
the act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking
a sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy
the act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2)
the act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation
that which is drawn
that which is taken by sweeping with a net
the force drawn; a detachment; -- in this sense usually written draft
the quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation
a sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation
an order for the payment of money; -- in this sense almost always written draft
a current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney
that which draws
a team of oxen or horses
a sink or drain; a privy
a mild vesicatory; a sinapism; as, to apply draughts to the feet
capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction
the depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as, a ship of twelve feet draught
an allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See Draft, 4
a move, as at chess or checkers
the bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold
see Draft, n., 7
used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks
relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air
used in making drawings; as, draught compasses
drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; -- said of ale, cider, and the like
to draw out; to call forth. See Draft
to diminish or exhaust by drawing
to draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing
Origin: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.
Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
Thanks to his constant habit of shaking the bottle in which life handed him the wine of experience, he presently found the taste of the lees rising as usual into his draught.
A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect it, as if all disposed will quickly deface it.
Here is an artificial city which has been pumped up under forced draught, inflated like a balloon, stuffed with rural humanity like a goose with corn...endeavoring to eat up this too rapid avalanche of anthropoids, the sunshine metropolis heaves and strains, sweats and becomes pop-eyed, like a young boa constrictor trying to swallow a goat. It has never imparted an urban character to its incoming population for the simple reason that it has never had any character to impart. On the other hand, the place has the manners, culture and general outlook of a huge country village.
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- течение, шашки, глътка, теглене, газене, дърпанеBulgarian
- corrent, dama, tiro, calat, correntiaCatalan, Valencian
- ponor, lok, průvan, kámenCzech
- Luftzug, Tiefgang, Schluck, Zugluft, Zug, DurchzugGerman
- dama, corriente, trago, corriente de aire, tiro, caladoSpanish
- پیش نویسPersian
- syväys, ilmavirta, kulaus, huikka, vetoFinnish
- gorgée, courant d'airFrench
- gaoth tro tholl, tarraing, struth-gaoithScottish Gaelic
- huzat, vontatás, bábu, húzás, kortyHungarian
- trazione, refolo, pescaggio, pedina, sorsata, corrente d'aria, boccata, tiro, spiffero, sorsoItalian
- slok, tocht, teug, diepgangDutch
- łyk, zanurzenie, przeciągPolish
- [[corrente]] [[de]] [[ar]], caladoPortuguese
- глоток, осадка, шашкаRussian
- promaja, promahaSerbo-Croatian
- drag, bricka, djupgående, klunkSwedish
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