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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raftræft, rɑft(n.)

  1. a more or less rigid floating platform made of buoyant materials:

    an inflatable rubber raft.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. a collection of logs, planks, casks, etc., fastened together for floating on water.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. Category: Nautical, Navy

    Ref: life raft.

  4. a slab of reinforced concrete providing a footing on yielding soil, usu. for a whole building.

    Category: Building Trades

  5. (v.t.)to transport on a raft.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  6. to form (logs or the like) into a raft.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  7. to travel or cross by raft.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  8. (of an ice floe) to transport (embedded organic or rock debris) from the shore out to sea.

    Category: Geology

  9. (v.i.)to use a raft; go or travel on a raft.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of raft:

1250–1300; ME rafte, perh. < ON raptrrafter1

raft*ræft, rɑft(n.)

  1. a great quantity; a lot.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of raft:

1825–35; var. of raff in sense “large number” (ME: abundance)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raft(noun)

    a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers

  2. 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"

  3. raft(verb)

    transport on a raft

    "raft wood down a river"

  4. raft(verb)

    travel by raft in water

    "Raft the Colorado River"

  5. raft(verb)

    make into a raft

    "raft these logs"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. raft(noun)æft, rɑft

    an air-filled boat

    They took a raft down the river.

  2. raftæft, rɑft

    ***a flat floating dock in the middle of an area of water

    ***We swam out to the raft.

  3. raftæft, rɑft

    a lot of

    a raft of possibilities/options; a raft of new products

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raft

    imp. & p. p. of Reave

  2. Raft(noun)

    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

  3. Raft(noun)

    a collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which obstructs navigation

  4. Raft(noun)

    a large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately

  5. Raft(verb)

    to transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make into a raft; as, to raft timber

  6. Raft

    of Reave

Freebase

  1. Raft

    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.


Translations for raft

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

raft(noun)

a number of logs, planks etc fastened together and used as a boat.

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