draught

Part of speech: noun

See Draft.

Part of speech: noun

The act of drawing or pulling

Part of speech: noun

The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.

Part of speech: noun

The act of drinking; a drink.

Part of speech: verb

To outline; sketch; delineate.

Part of speech: verb

To conscript.

Part of speech: noun

A current of air.

Part of speech: noun

The act of drawing; a haul; pull; drag.

Part of speech: noun

A plan; sketch.

Part of speech: noun

A money order; bill of exchange.

Part of speech: noun

A military or naval conscription.

Part of speech: noun

An exhausting demand.

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Usage examples "draught":

  1. Not in all my life have I tasted anything so delicious as was that long draught of water. - "Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. He asked his nephew whether he could not manage to send his troops across the channel in vessels of light draught, such as he already had at command, together with some others which might be furnished him from Spain. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. One doctor said she was silly about it, for it was absolutely impossible to catch a cold from anything but an open window, or wet feet, or a draught. - "The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson", Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez.