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, tipplenoun

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

    "they served beer on draft"

  2. gulp, draft, draught, swignoun

    a large and hurried swallow

    "he finished it at a single gulp"

  3. draft, draughtnoun

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

  4. draft, draughtnoun

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

  5. draft, draughtnoun

    a dose of liquid medicine

    "he took a sleeping draft"

  6. draft, draught, drawingverb

    the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

  7. blueprint, draft, draughtverb

    make a blueprint of

Wiktionary

  1. draughtnoun

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

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  2. draughtnoun

    The act of drawing.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  3. draughtnoun

    That which is drawn.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  4. draughtnoun

    That which draws.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  5. draughtnoun

    Capacity of being drawn.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  6. draughtnoun

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

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  7. draughtnoun

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

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  8. draughtnoun

    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. draughtnoun

    The act of drawing in a net for fish.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  10. draughtnoun

    A game piece used in the game of draughts.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  11. draughtnoun

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

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  12. draughtnoun

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

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  13. draughtnoun

    A dose of medicine in liquid form.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  14. draughtnoun

    A privy.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

  15. draughtnoun

    A drawing or picture.

    Etymology: From dræht, from drahtiz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draughtnoun

    the act of drawing or pulling

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

  2. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    the drawing of a bowstring

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

  4. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    that which is drawn

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

  10. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    that which draws

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

  17. Draughtnoun

    a team of oxen or horses

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

  18. Draughtnoun

    a sink or drain; a privy

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

  19. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    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. Draughtnoun

    see Draft, n., 7

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

  26. Draughtadjective

    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. Draughtadjective

    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. Draughtadjective

    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. Draughtadjective

    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. Draughtverb

    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. Draughtverb

    to diminish or exhaust by drawing

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

  32. Draughtverb

    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.

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller:

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

  5. 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.

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