What does draught mean?

Definitions for draught
dræft, drɑftdraught

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word draught.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. draft, draught, potation, tipple(noun)

    a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg

    "they served beer on draft"

  2. gulp, draft, draught, swig(noun)

    a large and hurried swallow

    "he finished it at a single gulp"

  3. draft, draught(noun)

    a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)

  4. draft, draught(noun)

    the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)

  5. draft, draught(noun)

    a dose of liquid medicine

    "he took a sleeping draft"

  6. draft, draught, drawing(verb)

    the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

  7. blueprint, draft, draught(verb)

    make a blueprint of

Wiktionary

  1. draught(Noun)

    The action or an act of pulling something along, especially a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  2. draught(Noun)

    The act of drawing.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  3. draught(Noun)

    That which is drawn.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  4. draught(Noun)

    That which draws.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  5. draught(Noun)

    Capacity of being drawn.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  6. draught(Noun)

    A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle).

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  7. draught(Noun)

    The depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  8. draught(Noun)

    An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow.

    She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  9. draught(Noun)

    The act of drawing in a net for fish.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  10. draught(Noun)

    A game piece used in the game of draughts.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  11. draught(Noun)

    A type of beer, brewed using a top-fermenting yeast; ale.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  12. draught(Noun)

    Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  13. draught(Noun)

    A dose of medicine in liquid form.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  14. draught(Noun)

    A privy.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  15. draught(Noun)

    A drawing or picture.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draught(noun)

    the act of drawing or pulling

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  2. Draught(noun)

    the act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  3. Draught(noun)

    the drawing of a bowstring

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  4. Draught(noun)

    act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  5. Draught(noun)

    the act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  6. Draught(noun)

    a sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  7. Draught(noun)

    the act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2)

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  8. Draught(noun)

    the act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  9. Draught(noun)

    that which is drawn

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  10. Draught(noun)

    that which is taken by sweeping with a net

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  11. Draught(noun)

    the force drawn; a detachment; -- in this sense usually written draft

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  12. Draught(noun)

    the quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  13. Draught(noun)

    a sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  14. Draught(noun)

    an order for the payment of money; -- in this sense almost always written draft

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  15. Draught(noun)

    a current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  16. Draught(noun)

    that which draws

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  17. Draught(noun)

    a team of oxen or horses

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  18. Draught(noun)

    a sink or drain; a privy

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  19. Draught(noun)

    a mild vesicatory; a sinapism; as, to apply draughts to the feet

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  20. Draught(noun)

    capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  21. Draught(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  22. Draught(noun)

    an allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See Draft, 4

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  23. Draught(noun)

    a move, as at chess or checkers

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  24. Draught(noun)

    the bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  25. Draught(noun)

    see Draft, n., 7

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  26. Draught(adj)

    used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  27. Draught(adj)

    relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  28. Draught(adj)

    used in making drawings; as, draught compasses

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  29. Draught(adj)

    drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; -- said of ale, cider, and the like

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  30. Draught(verb)

    to draw out; to call forth. See Draft

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  31. Draught(verb)

    to diminish or exhaust by drawing

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

  32. Draught(verb)

    to draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing

    Etymology: [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Draught

    dräft, n. act of drawing: force needed to draw: the act of drinking: the quantity drunk at a time: outline of a picture: that which is taken in a net by drawing: a chosen detachment of men: a current of air: the depth to which a ship sinks in the water.—v.t. (more commonly Draft), to draw out.—n. Draught′-en′gine, the engine over the shaft of a coal-pit.—n.pl. Draught′-hooks, large iron hooks fixed on the cheeks of a cannon-carriage.—ns. Draught′-house (B.), a sink, privy; Draught′iness; Draught′-net, a drag-net.—n.pl. Draughts, a game in which two persons make alternate moves (draughts) on a checkered board, called the Draught′board, with pieces called Draughts′men—U.S. checkers, Scot. dambrod.—n. Draughts′man (see Draftsman).—adj. Draught′y, full of draughts or currents of air. [M. E. draht—A.S. dragan, to draw. See Drag, v., and Draw.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. draught

    A small allowance for waste on goods sold by weight.

  2. draught

    The depth of water a ship displaces, or of a body of fluid necessary to float a vessel; hence a ship is said to draw so many feet of water when she requires that depth to float her, which, to be more readily known, are marked on the stem and stern-post from the keel upwards. Also, the old name for a chart. Also, the delineation of a ship designed to be built, drawn on a given scale, generally a quarter-inch to the foot, for the builders. (See SHEER-DRAUGHT.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. draught

    The act of drawing men from a military band, army, or post, or from any company or society; draft; detachment; also, formerly, a sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.

How to pronounce draught?

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How to say draught in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of draught in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of draught in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of draught in a Sentence

  1. South:

    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.

  2. Morrow Mayo:

    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.

  3. Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fourth, Chapter 2:

    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.

  4. Charlotte Bronte:

    Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.

  5. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller:

    One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.

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