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Definition of draught:

  1. A current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney.
  2. A mild vesicatory; a sinapism; as, to apply draughts to the feet.
  3. A move, as at chess or checkers.
  4. A sink or drain; a privy.
  5. A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation.
  6. A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.
  7. A team of oxen or horses.
  8. Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.
  9. An allowance on weighable goods. [ Eng.] See Draft, 4.
  10. An order for the payment of money; - in this sense almost always written draft.
  11. Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
  12. Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; - said of ale, cider, and the like.
  13. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air.
  14. See Draft, n., 7.
  15. That which draws
  16. That which is taken by sweeping with a net.
  17. The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.
  18. The act of drawing or pulling
  19. The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation.
  20. The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like.
  21. The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft ( see Draft, n., 2)
  22. The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.
  23. 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.
  24. The drawing of a bowstring.
  25. The force drawn; a detachment; - in this sense usually written draft.
  26. The quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation.
  27. To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
  28. To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.
  29. To draw out; to call forth. See Draft.
  30. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks.
  31. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses.

Synonyms:

gulping, gulp, draft copy, muster in, muster, draft, enlist, drafting, blueprint, bill of exchange, selective service, order of payment, rough drawing, conscription, tipple, potation, air current, swig, outline, drawing off, draftsmanship, drawing, lottery.

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