Definitions for raftræft, rɑft
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a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(verb)
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
"a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
transport on a raft
"raft wood down a river"
travel by raft in water
"Raft the Colorado River"
make into a raft
"raft these logs"
imp. & p. p. of Reave
a collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the like, fastened together, either for their own collective conveyance on the water, or to serve as a support in conveying other things; a float
a collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which obstructs navigation
a large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately
to transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make into a raft; as, to raft timber
Origin: [Originally, a rafter, spar, and fr. Icel. raptr a rafter; akin to Dan. raft, Prov. G. raff a rafter, spar; cf. OHG. rfo, rvo, a beam, rafter, Icel. rf roof. Cf. Rafter, n.]
A raft is any flat structure for support or transportation over water. It is the most basic of boat design, characterized by the absence of a hull. Although there are cross-over boat types that blur this definition, rafts are usually kept afloat by using any combination of buoyant materials such as wood, sealed barrels, or inflated air chambers, and are typically not propelled by an engine.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's a whole raft of different factors involved and it's progressing nicely.
This raises a raft of ethical questions... and the risk of surrogates being coerced through financial gain.
The direct consequences could lead to our refusal to take part in a whole raft of important joint projects and Turkish companies losing their positions on the Russian market.
A contract which forces a woman to give up the right to make decisions about her body as part of a paid-for service would be a move towards a commercial model, this raises a raft of ethical questions... and the risk of surrogates being coerced through financial gain.
We did see a raft of very weak PMI data across emerging markets this morning, which is a timely reminder after the rally last week, induced by the BOJ stimulus, that a lot of the fundamental headwinds for EMs remain in place, that tug-of-war is reflected in the market this morning.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- raiCatalan, Valencian
- raft, vorCzech
- Schlauchboot, FloßGerman
- lautta, [[tehdä]] [[lautta]], [[kulkea]] [[lautalla]], kumilautta, roppakaupalla, [[kuljettaa]] [[lautalla]]Finnish
- radeau, multitude, masseFrench
- zattera, gommoneItalian
- ラフト, いかだJapanese
- mōkihi, mōkīMāori
- vlot, rubberbootDutch
- flåte, floteNorwegian Nynorsk
- tsin naaʼeełNavajo, Navaho
- ਬੇੜਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- плот, куча, рафт, множество, уймаRussian
- splav, сплавSerbo-Croatian
- floted, boadaflotedVolapük
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