What does draught mean?

Definitions for draughtdræft, drɑft

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


  1. draught(Noun)

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

  2. draught(Noun)

    The act of drawing.

  3. draught(Noun)

    That which is drawn.

  4. draught(Noun)

    That which draws.

  5. draught(Noun)

    Capacity of being drawn.

  6. draught(Noun)

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

  7. draught(Noun)

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

  8. draught(Noun)

    An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow.

    She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.

  9. draught(Noun)

    The act of drawing in a net for fish.

  10. draught(Noun)

    A game piece used in the game of draughts.

  11. draught(Noun)

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

  12. draught(Noun)

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

  13. draught(Noun)

    A dose of medicine in liquid form.

  14. draught(Noun)

    A privy.

  15. draught(Noun)

    A drawing or picture.

  16. Origin: From dræht, from drahtiz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draught(noun)

    the act of drawing or pulling

  2. Draught(noun)

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

  3. Draught(noun)

    the drawing of a bowstring

  4. Draught(noun)

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

  5. Draught(noun)

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

  6. Draught(noun)

    a sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy

  7. Draught(noun)

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

  8. Draught(noun)

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

  9. Draught(noun)

    that which is drawn

  10. Draught(noun)

    that which is taken by sweeping with a net

  11. Draught(noun)

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

  12. Draught(noun)

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

  13. Draught(noun)

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

  14. Draught(noun)

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

  15. Draught(noun)

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

  16. Draught(noun)

    that which draws

  17. Draught(noun)

    a team of oxen or horses

  18. Draught(noun)

    a sink or drain; a privy

  19. Draught(noun)

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

  20. Draught(noun)

    capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction

  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

  22. Draught(noun)

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

  23. Draught(noun)

    a move, as at chess or checkers

  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

  25. Draught(noun)

    see Draft, n., 7

  26. Draught(adj)

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

  27. Draught(adj)

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

  28. Draught(adj)

    used in making drawings; as, draught compasses

  29. Draught(adj)

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

  30. Draught(verb)

    to draw out; to call forth. See Draft

  31. Draught(verb)

    to diminish or exhaust by drawing

  32. Draught(verb)

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

  33. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller:

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

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

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Translations for draught

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • tuuletõmbusEstonian
  • پیش نویسPersian
  • syväys, ilmavirta, kulaus, huikka, vetoFinnish
  • gorgée, courant d'airFrench
  • gaoth tro tholl, tarraing, struth-gaoithScottish Gaelic
  • huzat, vontatás, bábu, húzás, kortyHungarian
  • djúpristaIcelandic
  • trazione, refolo, pescaggio, pedina, sorsata, corrente d'aria, boccata, tiro, spiffero, sorsoItalian
  • slok, tocht, teug, diepgangDutch
  • dypgangNorwegian
  • łyk, zanurzenie, przeciągPolish
  • [[corrente]] [[de]] [[ar]], caladoPortuguese
  • глоток, осадка, шашкаRussian
  • promaja, promahaSerbo-Croatian
  • drag, bricka, djupgående, klunkSwedish
  • வரைவுTamil

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