What does raft mean?

Definitions for raftræft, rɑft

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

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"

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

  7. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Raft

    raft, n. (U.S.) a miscellaneous or promiscuous lot. [A variant of Raff (1).]

  2. Raft

    raft, n. a collection of pieces of timber fastened together for a support on the water: planks conveyed by water.—v.t. to transport on a raft: to form into a raft.—v.i. to manage a raft, travel by raft.—ns. Raft′-bridge, a bridge supported on rafts; Raft′-dog, an iron bar fitted for securing logs in a raft; Raft′-duck, the black-head duck of the United States; Raft′-port, a square hole in some ships for convenience in loading and unloading timber; Raft′-rope, a rope used in whaling-vessels for stringing blubber; Rafts′man, one who guides a raft. [Ice. raptr (pron. raftr), a rafter—ráf, ræfr, a roof; cf. Old High Ger. rāfo, a spar.]

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Anagrams for raft »

  1. Fart

  2. RTFA

  3. Traf


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raft in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gareth Jenkins:

    It's a bit like a life raft.

  2. Andrea Leadsom:

    There's a whole raft of different factors involved and it's progressing nicely.

  3. Natalie Smith:

    This raises a raft of ethical questions... and the risk of surrogates being coerced through financial gain.

  4. Tom Miller:

    If it is a bad year in the exchanges and the ship is sinking, people will figure out a way to find a life raft.

  5. Linda Bilyeu:

    He never would have traveled down the Rio Grande on a raft in the winter unless he had a damn good reason to do so.

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